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Aleksa Aca Stanojević (1852-1947) was born in Knjaževac. His father’s name was Miloš and mother’s Lozana, and he was one of the four children. He was a printer and rentier. He began his sixty-years long political career as a member of the National Assembly in 1880. He was one of the founders of the National Radical Party in 1881. Besides Nikola Pašić, to whom he was the best man, friend and longtime collaborator, Stanojević was one of the most prominent personalities of this political party. After the sudden death of Nikola Pašić in 1926, Stanojević becomes the party chairman. He was an opponent of the regime of King Milan Obrenović, one of the organizers of the Timok Rebellion in 1883, a participant in Čebinčev affair in 1894, the chairperson of the National Assembly in several mandates starting with 1902, and one of the members of the Serbian delegation with King Petar I Karadjordjević in Geneva in 1903. In 1945 Marshal Tito received Stanojević at the White Palace as an uncompromised and prominent politician and a fighter for national rights. Aca Stanojvić died in 1947 and was buried in Knjaževac with the highest state honors.Dragoljub Sandić. Portrait of Aca Stanojević