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José Manuel Barroso
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President of the European Commission
In office
22 November 2004 – 31 October 2014
President Herman Van Rompuy (President of the European Council)
Vice President Margot Wallström
Cathy Ashton
Preceded by Romano Prodi
Succeeded by Jean-Claude Juncker
115th Prime Minister of Portugal
In office
6 April 2002 – 17 July 2004
President Jorge Sampaio
Preceded by António Guterres
Succeeded by Pedro Santana Lopes
President of the Social Democratic Party
In office
1 May 1999 – 12 November 2004
Preceded by Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
Succeeded by Pedro Santana Lopes
Leader of the Opposition
In office
1 May 1999 – 6 April 2002
Prime Minister António Guterres
Preceded by Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
Succeeded by Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
12 November 1992 – 28 October 1995
Prime Minister Aníbal Cavaco Silva
Preceded by João de Deus Pinheiro
Succeeded by Jaime Gama
Personal details
Born
José Manuel Durão Barroso

23 March 1956 (1956-03-23) (age 65)
Lisbon, Portugal
Political party Workers' Communist Party (Before 1976)
Social Democratic Party
(1976–present)
Spouse(s) Maria Margarida Sousa Uva
(m. 1980–2016; her death)
Children 3
Alma mater University of Lisbon
University of Geneva
Georgetown University
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José Manuel Durão Barroso ( born 23 March 1956) is a Portuguese politician. He is the current non-executive chairman at Goldman Sachs International. He was the 11th President of the European Commission (2004–2014) and the 115th Prime Minister of Portugal (2002–2004).

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