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Dimosthenis Theocharidis
Dimosthenis Theocharidis
Birth: 10 July 1914
Agrapadies, Florina, Greece
Death: 20 February 2019
Florina, Greece
Age: 104 years, 225 days
Country: GreeceGRE
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Dimosthenis Theocharidis [Greek: Δημοσθένης Θεοχαρίδης] (10 July 1914 – 20 February 2019) was a Greek politician and lawyer. He served as a member of parliament for Florina with various parties for many terms. He was elected for a total of 8 parliamentary terms, equaling the record of terms of Georgios Andreadis. At the time of his death, he was the oldest living New Democracy politician.

Biography

He was born in Agrapadies, Florina, Greece on 10 July 1914, the son of Michail and Soultana. He studied and practiced law. He was elected MP of Florina with EPEK in 1951, 1952 and Florinis-Kastorias with EPEK (Democratic Union) in 1956. He was re-elected MP of Florina with the Union of the Center in 1961, 1963 and 1964. During the dictatorship of 1967-1974 he was arrested and stayed in the prisons of Maroussi.

Post-government he was a candidate for MP in Florina in 1974 with the Union of the Center-New Forces receiving 4,464 votes. In 1977 he was politicized again in Florina with EDIK, without success. He was re-elected MP with New Democracy in 1981 with 7,007 votes and in 1985. He was also, as a personal choice of Karamanlis, General Secretary of Northern Greece.

He died on 20 February 2019 at the age of 104 years, 225 days.

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