Antonie Iorgovan

Antonie Iorgovan (9 August 1948 – 4 October 2007) was a Romanian jurist, professor, and politician.

He was born in Gornea, Caraș-Severin County. After attending elementary school in his hometown and two years of high school in Reșița, he enrolled in 1964 in the Military School in Câmpulung, graduating in 1966. His military education was completed at the Nicolae Bălcescu Land Forces Academy in Sibiu, where he spent one year. From 1968 to 1972 he attended Law School at the University of Bucharest, followed by a doctorate in law from the same university in 1979. In 1970 he joined the Romanian Communist Party. In 1973 he joined the law faculty at the University of Bucharest, advancing in rank to full professor by 1993.

Iorgovan was a member of the Romanian Senate in the period 1990–92 and 2000–07, representing the Social Democratic Party. Between 1992 and 1996, he was also a judge on the Constitutional Court of Romania. His professional life before 1989 is completely unknown. Iorgovan was the lead author of the 1991 Constitution of Romania, which was subsequently revised in 2003.[1]

He died at a clinic in Vienna, Austria of a heart attack caused by terminal pancreatic cancer on 4 October 2007, at age 59. He was buried with military honors at Bellu Cemetery in Bucharest.

Legislative electionsEdit

Election Senate Position
Votes % Seats
1990 35,754 0.26
1 / 119


  1. ^ "Father of Romania's Constitution Dies". AP. Retrieved 2007-10-04. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)[permanent dead link]

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