Vasile Boerescu (January 1, 1830 - November 18, 1883) was a journalist, lawyer and Romanian politician who served as the Minister of Justice, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Religion and Public Instruction and held other various governmental offices during the existence of United Principalities.
During the Wallachian Revolution of 1848, Boerescu was a student at Saint Sava National College in Bucharest and worked for a local newspaper. He graduated from college in 1850, and after a period of training at the School of Law in Bucharest, he moved to Paris where he obtained his license in 1855 and PhD in Law in 1857. In October of 1857, he also founded the newspaper Naţionalul.
While in France, Boerescu promoted political rights of the Romanians under foreign prince. In 1857, after returning to Romania, he was hired as a professor of commercial law at the College of Saint Sava and in 1859 he started teaching law at the University of Bucharest. In March 1871, he became the rector of Bucharest University and in October 1873 a Dean of the Law Faculty.
In January 1859 he was elected a deputy to the Legislative Assembly of Wallachia. Boerescu served as the Minister of Justice in three terms from May 28 to July 5, 1860, from July 13, 1860 to April 14, 1861 and from November 16, 1868 until January 21, 1870. He was then appointed the Minister of Foreign Affairs serving two terms from April 28, 1873 until January 29, 1876 and from July 11, 1879 to April 9, 1881. As a foreign minister, he conducted a balanced foreign policy vis-à-vis Ottoman Empire and played an active role in unification of Moldavian and Wallachian principalities. Boerescu also held the office of Minister of Religion and Public Instruction from July 13 to October 17, 1860 and from January 9 to April 7, 1874), Head of State Board of Education in October 1863 and Vice Chairman of the State Council in 1864. In 1866 he was elected to the Romanian Parliament.
Boerescu died on November 18, 1883 in Paris.
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