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Álvaro de Castro

Álvaro de Castro
Minister for Justice
In office
9 January 1913 – 9 February 1914
Prime Minister Afonso Costa
Preceded by Francisco Correia de Lemos
Succeeded by Manuel Monteiro
Minister for Finance
In office
12 December 1914 – 5 January 1915
Prime Minister Vítor Hugo de Azevedo Coutinho
Preceded by António dos Santos Lucas
Succeeded by Joaquim Pimenta de Castro (interim)
Herculano Jorge Galhardo (effective)
Minister for the Colonies
In office
3 January 1920 – 15 January 1920 – 15 January 1920 – 21 January 1920
Prime Minister Alfredo de Sá Cardoso
Preceded by Alfredo Rodrigues Gaspar
Succeeded by José Barbosa
78th Prime Minister of Portugal
(24th of the Republic)
In office
20 November 1920 – 30 November 1920
President António José de Almeida
Preceded by António Granjo
Succeeded by Liberato Pinto
Minister for Interior
In office
20 November 1920 – 30 November 1920
Prime Minister Himself
Preceded by Felisberto Alves Pedrosa
Succeeded by Liberato Pinto
Minister for War
In office
20 November 1920 – 23 May 1921
Prime Minister Himself (20 November 1920 – 30 November 1920)
Liberato Pinto (30 November 1920 – 2 March 1921)
Bernardino Machado (2 March 1921 – 23 May 1921)
Preceded by Hélder Ribeiro
Succeeded by Alberto Carlos da Silveira
88th Prime Minister of Portugal
(34th of the Republic)
In office
18 December 1923 – 6 July 1924
President Manuel Teixeira Gomes
Preceded by António Ginestal Machado
Succeeded by Alfredo Rodrigues Gaspar
Minister for Finance
In office
18 December 1923 – 6 July 1924
Prime Minister Himself
Preceded by Francisco Cunha Leal
Succeeded by Daniel José Rodrigues
Personal details
Born (1878-11-09)9 November 1878
Guarda, Kingdom of Portugal
Died 29 June 1928(1928-06-29) (aged 49)
Coimbra, Portuguese Republic
Political party Republican Liberal Party
later Reconstitution Party,
and Nationalist Republican Party.
Spouse(s) Maria Rosa de Meireles Garrido
Occupation Lawyer and
columnist

Álvaro Xavier de Castro (Portuguese pronunciation: ) was Prime Minister of Portugal from 20 November to 30 November 1920 and from 18 December 1923 to 6 July 1924.

Early career

He was born in Guarda, on 9 November 1878. He was part of the Constitutional junta that governed Portugal in 1915. He later served as Governor-General of Mozambique between 1915 and 1918. He was a prominent participant in the attempted coup of January 11, 1919 which took place after the assassination of Sidónio Pais.

Later career

He co-founded the National Reconstitution Republican Party. He was appointed Prime Minister, during a brief period (from 20 November to 30 November 1920). He was replaced by Liberato Pinto, an army officer.

He then joined a new party, the Nationalist Republican Party. He again became Prime Minister of Portugal, from 18 December 1923 to 6 July 1924. He died in Coimbra on 29 June 1928.

Preceded by
Joaquim Pimenta de Castro
Prime Minister of Portugal
(President of the Ministry)
together with:
José Norton de Matos
António Maria da Silva
José de Freitas Ribeiro
Alfredo de Sá Cardoso

1920
Succeeded by
João Chagas (didn't take office)
José de Castro
Preceded by
António Granjo
Prime Minister of Portugal
(President of the Ministry)

1920
Succeeded by
Liberato Pinto
Preceded by
António Ginestal Machado
Prime Minister of Portugal
(President of the Ministry)

1923–1924
Succeeded by
Alfredo Rodrigues Gaspar
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