Fernando Henrique Cardoso

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Fernando Henrique Cardoso
Official portrait of Fernando Henrique Cardoso
34th President of Brazil
In office
January 1, 1995 – December 31, 2002
Vice President Marco Maciel
Preceded by Itamar Franco
Succeeded by Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
192nd Minister of Finance
In office
May 19, 1993 – March 30, 1994
President Itamar Franco
Preceded by Eliseu Resende
Succeeded by Rubens Ricupero
119th Minister of External Relations
In office
October 5, 1992 – May 20, 1993
President Itamar Franco
Preceded by Celso Lafer
Succeeded by Luiz Felipe Palmeira Lampreia
Federal Senator from Sao Paulo
In office
March 15, 1983 – October 5, 1992
Preceded by Dulce Sales Cunha Braga
Succeeded by Marcos Ribeiro de Mendonça
Personal details
Born Fernando Henrique Cardoso
(1931-06-18) June 18, 1931 (age 86)
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Political party Brazilian Social Democracy Party - PSDB
Spouse(s) Ruth Corrêa Leite Cardoso (1953-2008, her death)
Children Paulo Henrique Cardoso
Luciana Cardoso
Beatriz Cardoso
Residence São Paulo
Alma mater Universidade de São Paulo
Profession Sociologist
Religion Roman Catholicism

Fernando Henrique Cardoso (Portuguese: [feɾˈnɐ̃dw ẽjˈʁiki kaʁˈdozu]; born June 18, 1931), also known by his initials FHC ([ˈɛfjɐˌɡaˈse]) is a Brazilian politician. He was the 34th President of Brazil. He served for two terms from January 1, 1995 to December 31, 2002.[1]

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