Jose Paquete d'Alva Teixeira
He was born in 1951, in the area called Potó-Potó, on the outskirts of the city of São Tomé.
Primary studies in the former primary schools Vaz Monteiro and Infante D. Henrique, current schools Dona Maria de Jesus and Athanasio Gomes.
Studies at the former high school D João II, current Liceu Nacional de São Tomé and Príncipe.
Professor of History and Portuguese Language at Patrice Lumumba Preparatory School.
Degree in Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra in 1977-1982.
Course attendance of Auditors of Justice, 1982-1983, at the Center for Judicial Studies, under the cooperation agreement between the Portuguese government and that of São Tomé and Príncipe.
Internship of law in the district of Lisbon, from 1983 to 1985.
Registration with the Portuguese Bar Association from 1985 to 1992.
He practiced law in Portugal and São Tomé and Príncipe.
President of the Court of Justice between 1992 and 1997.
Minister of Justice in the government of Prime Minister Evaristo de Carvalho, 2001 and 2002
Judge Counselor of the Constitutional Court between 2005 and 2018.
He has been a Jubilado Judge Counselor since 2018.