Georgios Mylonas

Georgios Mylonas (Greek: Γεώργιος Αλεξάνδρου Μυλωνάς, April 6, 1919 – February 14, 1998) was a Greek Center Union politician and government minister. He was a close aide to Greek statesman and premier George Papandreou, and was repeatedly elected deputy for the Ioannina seat with the Center Union. Mylonas had served as an undersecretary to the premier's office and education undersecretary from 1963 to 1965. He assumed the transport ministry in the first post-junta government in 1974 and was Minister for Culture from 1989 to 1990. Mylonas was the author of the book Escape From Amorgos[1], detailing his escape from the island, where he was exiled during the 1967-74 military dictatorship. The escape was organized by his then, son in law Elias B.M. Kulukundris and his daughter Eleni Mylonas with the help of Maria Becket.

Georgios Mylonas
Γεώργιος Μυλωνάς
Georgios Mylonas in NYC, 1983 © Eleni Mylonas.jpg
Georgios Mylonas 1983 by Eleni Mylonas
Born6 April 1919
Paris, France
Died14 February 1998 (aged 79)
Kifisia, Athens, Greece
NationalityGreek
Spouse(s)Alex Mylona (m.1940; div.1976) Kakia Saranti (m. 1977)
ChildrenMaria Mylona-Kyriakidi, Eleni Mylonas, Alexandros Mylonas
RelativesPanagiotis Danglis (grandfather), Alexandros Mylonas (father)


BooksEdit

  • Escape From Amorgos - The Story of a Greek political prisoner's struggle for freedom[2] by George Mylonas, Scribners, 1974 - ISBN 0-684-13729-1
  • Απόδραση από την Αμοργό,[3] Γιώργος Μυλωνάς, Ποταμός, 2015, ISBN 978-960-545-045-8
  • The Amorgos Conspiracy[4] by Ilias B.M Kulukundis, Eleftheroudakis, 2013, ISBN 978-960-20-0166-0

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Preceded by
Melina Mercouri
Minister for Culture
1989
Succeeded by
Sotiris Kouvelas
Preceded by
Sotiris Kouvelas
Minister for Culture
1990
Succeeded by
Tzannis Tzannetakis

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