|Mayor of Athens, Greece (1934 and 1951)|
Konstantinos Kotzias (at the centre) with orchestra conductors Dimitri Mitropoulos (left) and Filoktitis Oikonomidis (1936)
|18th and 21st President of Panathinaikos AC and Panathinaikos FC|
1937 and 1945–1939 and 1951
|Preceded by||Georgios Tsochas|
|Succeeded by||Ioannis Moatsos|
|Born||17 May 1892|
|Died||8 December 1951(aged 59)|
Following the suicide of Prime Minister Alexandros Koryzis on 18 January 1941, amidst the German invasion of Greece, King George II of Greece considered him to head a new cabinet, but his candidacy was unsuccessful, as he was closely associated with the Metaxas Regime and few politicians were willing to work under him; the British ambassador to Greece, Michael Palairet, also opposed his nomination in talks with the King, due to Kotzias' Germanophile reputation.
During the Axis Occupation of Greece, he lived in the United States. He was elected an MP for Athens in 1950 and was re-elected as the city's mayor in 1951, shortly before his death. Kotzia Square in Athens is named after him.
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