Júlio Castro Caldas is confirmed dead at the age of 76.
Júlio was best known as a Portuguese lawyer and politician.
Júlio Castro Caldas
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Minister of National Defence
In office
25 October 1999 – 3 July 2001
Preceded byJaime Gama
Succeeded byRui Pena [pt]
Personal details
Born(1943-11-19)19 November 1943
Lisbon, Portugal
Died4 January 2020(2020-01-04) (aged 76)
Lisbon, Portugal
Political partySocialist Party
Alma materUniversity of Lisbon
Júlio de Lemos de Castro Caldas (19 November 1943 – 4 January 2020) was a Portuguese lawyer and politician.
Legal career
Castro Caldas was born on 19 November 1943, and raised in Arcos de Valdevez. He graduated from the Faculty of Law  of the University of Lisbon, and cofounded the CLA law firm alongside Correia Lopes and Mendes de Almeida. Castro Caldas was a founding member of the Association for Economic and Social Development , as well as the Portuguese Society of Arbitration. He led the Portuguse Bar Association as president from 1993 to 1999, serving two terms.
Political career
Castro Caldas was elected to the Assembly of the Republic from Viana do Castelo District in 1980 and served until 1983, as a member of the Social Democratic Party. He then served as Minister of National Defence between 1999 and 2001. In November 2001, he began serving on the Superior Council of the Public Prosecution Service . Castro Caldas stepped down from the position in 2012. He died on 4 January 2020, aged 76, after seeking medical treatment for a stroke at the CUF Infante Santo Hospital in Lisbon.
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