Ioannis Kefalogiannis

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Ioannis Kefalogiannis was a Greek politician, a former minister and veteran New Democracy political party member.

Kefalogiannis was born in Anogia, Rethymno prefecture, Crete on December 6, 1932. He studied at the University of Athens where he earned a doctorship in Medicine.[1]

Hailing from a family with a long tradition in politics, Kefalogiannis was elected to Parliament for the first time in 1958, backed by the National Radical Union, known as ERE. He was re-elected in 1961 and 1963.

Kefalogiannis actively resisted the military dictatorship and, following the restoration of democracy, joined New Democracy. He was continually elected to Parliament during the 1974 - 2004 period, serving a total of 14 terms.

Among the ministerial portfolios held by Kefalogiannis were the Ministries of Public Order, Interior and Tourism.

He died on January 20, 2012.