Papandreou, Andreas Georgiou
Papandreou, Andreas Georgiou(pä'pəndrā`o͞o), 1919–96, Greek political leader, premier of Greece (1981–89, 1993–96), son of George PapandreouPapandreou, George
, 1888–1968, Greek political leader, father of Andreas Papandreou and grandfather of George Papandreou (b. 1952). As a young man he became involved in antiroyalist politics, serving as a member of parliament, interior minister (1923), and in several
..... Click the link for more information. (1888–1968) and father of George PapandreouPapandreou, George
(Georgios Andreou Papandreou) , 1952–, Greek political leader, b. Minnesota. The son of Andreas Papandreou and grandson of George Papandreou (1888–1968), he spent much of his first three decades abroad while his father was in exile.
..... Click the link for more information. (1952–). He was jailed and tortured in 1939 and left for the United States in 1940. He was a naturalized American citizen for a time (1944–64) and taught economics in the United States, but he renounced his U.S. citizenship to serve in the Greek parliament and as an aide to his father. He was imprisoned after the 1967 military coup led by George PapadopoulosPapadopoulos, George
(Georgios Papadopoulos) , 1919–99, Greek colonel and political leader. A career army officer, he was the strongman of the military junta that seized power in Greece in Apr., 1967.
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In exile Papandreou formed what later became the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (Pasok). He returned to Greece after the fall (1974) of the junta and later served as the country's first socialist premier (1981–89). After leaving office he was tried and acquitted on charges of instigating the loss of government funds and accepting bribes. He overcame a personal scandal as well and, surprising many, again led Pasok to an electoral victory in 1993. In 1995 his health declined seriously, leading to a prolonged hospitalization, and in Jan., 1996, he resigned as premier.