Alfredo Rodrigues Gaspar

Alfredo Rodrigues Gaspar (8 December 1865 in Funchal – 1 December 1938 in Lisbon) was a Portuguese military officer and politician. Rodrigues Gaspar was President of the Ministry (Prime Minister) of one of the many governments of the Portuguese First Republic.


Alfredo Rodrigues Gaspar

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88th President of the Ministry
PresidentManuel Teixeira Gomes
Preceded byÁlvaro Xavier de Castro
Succeeded byJosé Domingues dos Santos
7th Minister of the Colonies
In office
12 December 1914 – 15 March 1916
Prime Minister 18th Count of Azevedo
13th Minister of the Colonies
In office
22 July 1915 – 15 March 1916
Preceded byAlfredo Augusto Lisboa de Lima
Succeeded byJosé Joaquim Pereira Pimenta de Castro
Prime MinisterJosé de Castro (XI Republican Government)
Afonso Costa (XII Republican Government)
Preceded byJosé Norton de Matos
Succeeded byAntónio José de Almeida
22nd Minister of the Colonies
In office
29 June 1919 – 3 January 1920
Prime MinisterAlfredo de Sá Cardoso
Preceded byJoão Lopes Soares
Succeeded byAlfredo de Sá Cardoso
37th Minister of the Colonies
In office
6 February 1922 – 15 November 1923
Prime MinisterAntónio Maria da Silva
Preceded byFrancisco Rego Chaves
Succeeded byAntónio Vicente Ferreira
129th Minister of the Navy
In office
29 June 1919 – 6 July 1919
Prime MinisterAlfredo de Sá Cardoso
Preceded byVítor José de Deus Macedo Pinto
Succeeded bySilvério Ribeiro da Rocha e Cunha
124th Minister of the Interior
In office
6 July 1924 – 22 November 1924
Prime MinisterAlfredo Rodrigues Gaspar
Preceded byAlfredo de Sá Cardoso
Succeeded byJosé Domingues dos Santos
29th Minister of Agriculture
In office
6 July 1924 – 22 July 1924
Prime MinisterAlfredo Rodrigues Gaspar
Preceded byJoaquim António de Melo e Castro Ribeiro
Succeeded byAntónio Alberto Torres Garcia

BiographyEdit

He was born on August 8, 1865, in the Penha de França neighbourhood, in what is today's freguesia of Sé, in Funchal, to Manuel Rodrigues Gaspar, a carpenter and Maria Augusta.[1]

He was President of the Council of Ministers (Prime-Minister) in one of the First Portuguese Republic's many governments, between July 6, 1924 and November 22, 1924. He was also Minister of Agriculture between July 6 and 22, 1924.[2][3]

The political instability of the First Republic would make him take the positions of Minister of Education, Minister of the Colonies and last President of the Chamber of Deputies. He was also teacher at the Naval School.[4]

At the time of his death, on November 30 1938, he was director of the Navy's Explosives Laboratory and president of the Technical Commission of Naval Artillery, holding the post retired Captain.[4]

He was married to Carolina Maria Saavedre, sister of Tomás Óscar Pinto da Cunha Saavedra, Baron of Saavedra.

HonoursEdit

National ordersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Registo de batismo n.º 113: Alfredo. Pai: Manuel Rodrigues Gaspar; Mãe: Maria Augusta". arquivo-abm.madeira.gov.pt. Retrieved 2019-08-04.
  2. ^ Página do Ministério da Agricultura[dead link]
  3. ^ "ISCSP". Archived from the original on 2005-09-14. Retrieved 2011-03-01.
  4. ^ a b "Os Mortos - Capitão de mar e guerra Alfredo Rodrigues Gaspar" (PDF). Diário de Notícias. Arquivo Regional e Biblioteca Pública da Madeira. 1938-12-06.
  5. ^ a b "Cidadãos Nacionais Agraciados com Ordens Portuguesas". Presidência da República Portuguesa. Retrieved 2015-02-04. Resultado da busca de "Alfredo Rodrigues Gaspar".
  6. ^ "CIDADÃOS NACIONAIS AGRACIADOS COM ORDENS PORTUGUESAS - Página Oficial das Ordens Honoríficas Portuguesas". www.ordens.presidencia.pt (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2017-08-07.
Political offices
Preceded by
Álvaro de Castro
Prime Minister of Portugal
(President of the Ministry)

1924
Succeeded by
José Domingues dos Santos