Shri. N.M.Joseph, Professor and political leader, was born as the son of Shri.Joseph Mathew on
Entering politics through KSU and Youth Congress, he became State Vice-President of Youth Congress
(O) and later joined the Janatha Party in 1977. Shri. Joseph had been working as a Professor in
St.Thomas College, Palai.
Prof. Joseph became elected to the 8th KLA from Poonjar constituency contesting as Janatha Party
Member. He served as the Minister for Forests from 14.04.1987 to 17.06.1991 in the E.K.Nayanar
Prof. Joseph had held other important positions as well, in different walks of life .
Before his election to Kerala Legislative Assembly, he was the Member of Kerala University Senate
from 1980 to 1984. He was the Vice-President of Janatha Party and its District Committee President.
From 1981 to 1984 he served as the General Secretary of the All Kerala Private College Teachers
Association (A.K.P.C.T.A.) . He has also been, for some time, President of Palai Marketing Society.
His wife is Smt. Elizabeth Joseph, and they have one son and one daughter.