Pangalos, Theodore (pängˈgälôs) [key], 1878–1952, Greek general and politician. He was instrumental in the overthrow (1922) of King Constantine I and initially supported the republic (1924). In June, 1925, he seized power, and in Jan., 1926, he suspended the constitution and assumed dictatorial powers, causing Paul Kondouriotis to resign as president and securing his own election to this post in Apr., 1926. Pangalos was overthrown in turn (Aug., 1926) by George Kondylis, who recalled Kondouriotis. Pangalos was imprisoned until 1928 and then in 1930 was deported to Kérkira (Corfu) for two years because of his involvement in new plots.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
More on Theodore Pangalos from Infoplease:
See more Encyclopedia articles on: Modern Greek History: Biographies