José Sarney

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His Excellency
José Sarney
José Sarney 2015.jpg
31st President of Brazil
In office
15 March 1985 – 15 March 1990
Acting: 15 March 1985 – 21 April 1985
Vice President None
Preceded by João Figueiredo
Succeeded by Fernando Collor
20th Vice President of Brazil
In office
15 March 1985 – 21 April 1985
President Tancredo Neves
Preceded by Aureliano Chaves
Succeeded by Itamar Franco
President of the Senate of Brazil
In office
1 February 2009 – 1 February 2013
President Lula da Silva
Dilma Rousseff
Preceded by Garibaldi Alves Filho
Succeeded by Renan Calheiros
In office
1 February 2003 – 1 February 2005
President Lula da Silva
Preceded by Ramez Tebet
Succeeded by Renan Calheiros
In office
1 February 1995 – 1 February 1997
President Fernando Henrique Cardoso
Preceded by Humberto Lucena
Succeeded by Antônio Carlos Magalhães
Senator from Amapá
In office
1 February 1991 – 1 February 2015
In office
31 January 1971 – 15 March 1985
Governor of the State of Maranhão
In office
31 January 1966 – 14 May 1970
Vice Governor Antônio Jorge Dino
Preceded by Newton de Barros Belo
Succeeded by Antônio Jorge Dino
Personal details
Born José Sarney de Araújo Costa
(1930-04-24) April 24, 1930 (age 88)
Pinheiro, Maranhão, Brazil
Political party UDN (c. 1957–1965)
ARENA (1965–1979)
PDS (1979–1985)
PFL (1985)
PMDB (1985–present)
Spouse(s) Marly Sarney
Children Roseana Sarney
Fernando Sarney
José Sarney Filho
Alma mater Federal University of Maranhão
Profession Lawyer
Politician
Religion Roman Catholicism

José Sarney de Araújo Costa (born 24 April 1930) is a Brazilian politician, lawyer, and writer. He was President of Brazil from 15 March 1985 to 15 March 1990.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Brooke, James (13 March 1990). "In Brazil, scathing criticism for the departing President". The New York Times. Retrieved 1 July 2010.