Kostas Tsimas

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Kostas Tsimas
Kostas Tsimas with Andreas Papandreou (1968)

Kostas Tsimas was born in Theologos, on the north Aegean island of Thasos, on June 4, 1936 He was the son of a union tobacco worker. He lived in the United States for many years and was very active both politically and in the business sector. He was a New York University Political Science and Public Administration graduate.

He was a founding member of PAK (Pan Hellenic Liberation Movement) and a member of the National Council of PAK. He also was a founding member of PA.SO.K (Pan Hellenic Socialist Movement) and a close associate of Andreas Papandreou, with whom he returned to Greece after the fall of the dictatorship in 1974 and served as Hellenic National Intelligence Service head under his government.

In 2000, he was elected to parliament for the first time and was reelected in 2004, while in 1989-1994 he was elected to the European Parliament.

Main opposition Socialist Party PASOK deputy Kostas Tsimas, elected in the district of Kavala, NE Greece, died the morning of November 29, 2005, at the age of 69.