Dimitrios Gontikas

Dimitrios Gontikas or Gondikas (Greek: Δημήτριος Γόντικας, 1888–1967) was a Greek politician and Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament.

Dimitrios Gontikas
Δημήτριος Γόντικας
Born1888
Died1967
Occupationpolitician

BiographyEdit

Gontikas was born in the village of Magouliana in Arcadia. After studying law at the University of Athens, he spent many years as a lawyer in Pyrgos until 1936, when he was as MP for Elis Prefecture with the Liberal Party ticket. He was re-elected to Parliament with the Liberal Party in the elections of 1946, 1950, 1951 and 1958, with the Liberal Democratic Union 1956 and with the National Radical Union in 1961.

He occupied various ministerial in several cabinets. He was Supply Minister under Themistoklis Sophoulis (18 November 1948 – 20 January 1949)[1] and Sophoklis Venizelos (23 March – 15 April 1950),[2] and briefly (15–19 April 1950) Minister without Portfolio in the Nikolaos Plastiras cabinet.[3] In 1950–52, he also served as Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament. Gontikas was also chairman of the Greek–American Institute of Athens and of the Greek–Yugoslav Union.

Dimitrios Gontikas was married and had two sons: Kostis, a member of parliament, and Ilias.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Κυβέρνησις ΘΕΜΙΣΤΟΚΛΕΟΥΣ ΣΟΦΟΥΛΗ - Από 18.11.1948 έως 20.1.1949 (in Greek). General Secretariat of the Government. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  2. ^ Κυβέρνησις ΣΟΦΟΚΛΕΟΥΣ ΒΕΝΙΖΕΛΟΥ - Από 23.3.1950 έως 15.4.1950 (in Greek). General Secretariat of the Government. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  3. ^ Κυβέρνησις ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΥ ΠΛΑΣΤΗΡΑ - Από 15.4.1950 έως 21.8.1950 (in Greek). General Secretariat of the Government. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
Political offices
Preceded by
Praxitelis Moutzouridis
Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament
4 April 1950 – 10 October 1952
Succeeded by
Ioannis Makropoulos
Preceded by
Ioannis Papakyriakopoulos
as Minister for National Economy, Supply and Distribution
Minister for Supply and Distribution of Greece
23 March – 15 April 1950
Succeeded by
Konstantinos Manetas
Preceded by
Stavros Kostopoulos
Minister for Supply and Distribution of Greece
18 November 1948 – 20 January 1949
Succeeded by
Evangelos Averoff