Victor Crespo

Victor Pereira Crespo (2 December 1932–30 September 2014) was a Portuguese politician and parliamentary.


Crespo was born in Milagres, Leiria. He graduated as a Licentiate in Physics and Chemistry from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Coimbra, where he became a Cathedratic Professor at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology.

He was elected Deputy to the Assembly of the Republic for the Social Democratic Party (PSD) from 1979. Until the 14th Congress of his Party in 1988, he was also the Vice-President of its National Political Commission, as well as the President of its Parliamentary Group from 1982 to 1983.

He was Minister of Education and Science in the 7th and 8th Constitutional Governments and of Education and Universities in the 8th (1980–1983).

Between 1984 and 1985 he was an Ambassador and a Permanent Representative of Portugal at the UNESCO, in Paris.

He was elected the 8th President of the Assembly of the Republic during the 5th Legislature (25 August 1987 - 3 November 1991). He was also a Member of the Portuguese Council of State as the President of the Assembly of the Republic during the same period.[1]


He married Maria Eugénia Nunes Beja, born in Covilhã, 2 July 1930, and had one daughter:[2]


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