Américo Tomás

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Américo Tomás

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Tomás in 1963
President of Portugal
In office
9 August 1958 – 25 April 1974
Prime MinisterAntónio de Oliveira Salazar
Marcello Caetano
Preceded byFrancisco Craveiro Lopes
Succeeded byAntónio de Spínola
Minister of the Navy
In office
6 September 1944 – 10 May 1958
Prime MinisterAntónio de Oliveira Salazar
Preceded byManuel Ortins de Bettencourt
Succeeded byFernando de Quintanilha e Mendonça Dias
Interim Minister of Defence
In office
22 May 1957 – 29 June 1957
Prime MinisterAntónio de Oliveira Salazar
Preceded byFernando dos Santos Costa
Succeeded byFernando dos Santos Costa
Interim Minister of the Colonies
In office
9 June 1945 – 14 November 1945
Prime MinisterAntónio de Oliveira Salazar
Preceded byMarcello Caetano
Succeeded byMarcello Caetano
Personal details
Américo de Deus Rodrigues Tomás

(1894-11-19)19 November 1894
Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal
Died18 September 1987(1987-09-18) (aged 92)
Cascais, Portugal
Political partyNational Union
Spouse(s)Gertrudes Ribeiro da Costa
ChildrenMaria Natália (died in 1980)
Maria Madalena
Alma materPortuguese Naval School
ProfessionNaval officer
AwardsOrder of Christ
Order of Aviz
Order of St. James of the Sword
Order of Charles III
Military service
Allegiance Portugal
Branch/service Portuguese Navy
Years of service1914–1974
RankRear admiral
Battles/warsFirst World War
Portuguese Colonial War

Américo de Deus Rodrigues Tomás GCC GOA GOSE (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐˈmɛɾiku dɨ ˈdewʃ ʁuˈdɾiɡɨʃ tuˈmaʃ]; 19 November 1894 – 18 September 1987) was a Portuguese Navy officer and politician who was the authoritarian 13th President of Portugal from 1958 to 1974.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Junta da Salvação Nacional (PDF) (in Portuguese), Lisbon, Portugal: Diário da República, 25 April 1974