Dimitrios Votsis


Dimitrios Votsis
Dimitrios Votsis
Δημήτριος Βότσης
16th Mayor of Patras
Born 1841
Patras, Greece Flag of Greece
Died October 28, 1917
Greece Flag of Greece
Nationality Flag of Greece Greek
Occupation politician, mayor of Patras

Dimitrios Votsis (Greek: Δημήτριος Βότσης, 1841 - October 28, 1917) was a Greek politician and a mayor of Patras. His family is descended from Paramythia in Thesprotia in Epirus. He was the son of Athanasios and daughter of Eleni Votsi, they were the first settlers of the city after their battle for an independent Greece was lost in Epirus. He studied law and later became a judce in Patras. Parallerly he was a leader of the Patras.

In 1891, he was elected to the municipal council and he also became a president. Four years later, he was elected with the coalition of Achilleas Gerokostopoulos. He was elected and became mayor of Patras in 1899 which he was also voted with other two seats, in 1903 and 1907. His last service was in 1914 due to the Balkan Wars. With the dissolution of his services, he disappeared from voting for mayor without any luck.

As a politician, he was a chairman of minds in the council and in 1908, he founded and presented by King George I. He ran the public butchery by the Akti Dymaion, he bought the modern municipal council for 121,000 drachmas, he ran the poorhouse in Akti Dymaion, he built several neighbourhoods of the city, constructed a new tank in Kastro which still runs today, a new water tower other than the 12 km in length. He bought a few barracks in Synora which still exists, he guarded the appearance of the city's tree planted squares, he measured the public, paving of roads in which before they were earthend and lead into Olga Square. He brought electricity to the city in 1902 and constructed a gaslight factory in Krya Ition and added its first lampposts in Georgiou I Square and in Maizonos Street, also he brought the tram in Patras which positioned by the railroad which had a streetcar, streetcars no longer exist in the city today after World War II. He was honored with the price of water to the poor which the paid at half the price. During the sear in which the government at the time tried to subtract the entrance of the city of Patras for the profic in which Votsis left after World War I or the Great War.

He died on October 28, 1917. He was named after a street known as Votsi Street which runs from Karaiskakis Street west to Othonos-Amalias Avenue along with the Trion Symmachon Square. In 2000, he was honoured a statue at the end of the street by Othonos-Amalias.

References

  • The first version of the article is translated and is based from the article at the Greek Wikipedia (el:Main Page)
Preceded by
Athanasios Kanakaris-Roufos
Mayor of Patras
(September 6, 1899 - February 9, 1914)
Succeeded by
Dimitrios Andrikopoulos-Boukaouris

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