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Preceding Prosecutors General

What outstanding personalities and witty minds have left their unmistakable print in this institution! Through the years — as a former Prosecutor General once remarked — the Prosecutor General’s Office has been enriched with the contribution of highly prestigious and exquisite persons of irrefutable proficiency in such fields as law science, higher education lecturing and politics, whose personal virtues attained the highest level a human being may aspire to

 

The first Prosecutor General for the Crown was Justice Baptista Felgueiras, who was vested in the powers in 1883.

 

He was followed by:

Dias de Oliveira
(1836)
Aguiar Ottolini
(1838-1844 and 1838-1844)
Corrêa de Lacerda
(1844-1846)
Pereira Guimarães
(1859-1865)
Almeida e Brito
(1865-1868)
         

 

 

In 1869 the post was given the official name of Prosecutor General for the Crown and Treasury.

 

The first holder of the renamed post was Justice Martens Ferrão (1868-1886).

 

 

 

He was followed by:

Cardozo Avelino
(1886-1889)
Adriano Machado
(1890-1891)
Hintze Ribeiro
(1891-1892)
Sequeira Pinto
(1892-1898)
António Cândido
(1898-1910)
         



Still, a reformulation of the name of the post became inevitable after the proclamation of the Republic.

The first Prosecutor General of the Republic was Justice Manuel de Arriaga (1910-1911).

 

 



He was followed by the Justices:

Azevedo e Silva
(1912-1929)
Francisco Góis
(1929-1938)
Francisco Caeiro
(1943-1954)
Furtado dos Santos (1969-1974) Pinheiro Farinha
(1974-1977)
         
 
Arala Chaves
(1977-1984)
Cunha Rodrigues
(1984-2000)
Souto de Moura
(2000-2006)
Pinto Monteiro
(2006-2012)
 
         

 

Justice Maria Joana Raposo Marques Vidal took the office of Prosecutor General on 12 October 2012.