Tancredo Neves

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Tancredo Neves
Tancredo Neves, 1983.jpg
President-elect of Brazil
In office
Never sworn in[a]
Vice PresidentJosé Sarney
Preceded byJoão Figueiredo
Succeeded byJosé Sarney
Prime Minister of the United States of Brazil
In office
September 8, 1961 – July 12, 1962
PresidentJoão Goulart
Preceded byPosition re-established
Succeeded byBrochado da Rocha
Governor of Minas Gerais
In office
March 15, 1983 – August 14, 1984
Vice GovernorHélio Garcia
Preceded byFrancelino Pereira
Succeeded byHélio Garcia
Senator for Minas Gerais
In office
February 1, 1979 – March 14, 1983
Federal Deputy from Minas Gerais
In office
February 1, 1963 – February 1, 1979
In office
February 1, 1951 – February 1, 1955
Minister of Finance
acting
In office
March 23, 1962 – May 9, 1962
PresidentJoão Goulart
Prime MinisterHimself
Preceded byWalter Moreira Salles
Succeeded byWalter Moreira Salles
Minister of Justice and Interior Affairs
In office
September 8, 1961 – October 12, 1961
PresidentJoão Goulart
Prime MinisterHimself
Preceded byJosé Martins Rodrigues
Succeeded byAlfredo Nasser
In office
June 26, 1953 – August 24, 1954
PresidentGetúlio Vargas
Preceded byNegrão de Lima
Succeeded byMiguel Seabra Fagundes
Personal details
Born
Tancredo de Almeida Neves

(1910-03-04)March 4, 1910
São João del-Rei, Minas Gerais, Brazil
DiedApril 21, 1985(1985-04-21) (aged 75)
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Political party
  • PP (1933–1934)
  • PPM (1934–1937)
  • PNM (1937–1945)
  • PSD (1945–1965)
  • MDB (1965–1979)
  • PP (1980–1981)
  • PMDB (1982–1985)
Spouse(s)Risoleta Guimarães Tolentino
Children3
Alma materUFMG School of Law
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Tancredo de Almeida Neves SFO (Portuguese pronunciation: [tɐ̃ˈkɾedu dʒi aw'mejdɐ ˈnɛvis]) (March 4, 1910 – April 21, 1985) was a Brazilian politician, lawyer, and businessman.

He was Minister of Justice and Interior Affairs from 1953 to 1954, Prime Minister from 1961 to 1962, Minister of Finance in 1962, and as Governor of Minas Gerais from 1983 to 1984.

He was elected President of Brazil in 1985, but died before he took office.

Neves was supposed to be inaugurated as the Brazilian president on 15 March 1985, however the day before he died of diverticulitis at a São Paulo hospital, aged 75.[1][2][3] It was also reported Neves had stomach cancer, but his diagnosis was kept secret.[4]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. On March 14, 1985, on the eve of his inauguration, Tancredo had to be hospitalized for an emergency intestinal surgery, and he remained hospitalized until his death on April 21, 1985. From March 15, 1985, Vice President José Sarney carried out presidential duties on an interim basis. He is, by law 7,645 of April 21, 1986, "for all legal purposes, considered among those anointed by the Brazilian nation to the supreme magistracy."

References[change | change source]

  1. "A verdade sobre a morte de Tancredo Neves". Retrieved March 20, 2014.
  2. "O fator câncer". Istoé Independente. Archived from the original on March 5, 2014. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
  3. "Agonia e morte de Tancredo Neves". Observatório da Imprensa. Archived from the original on March 5, 2014. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
  4. "TANCREDO TEVE UM TUMOR BENIGNO; OPERADO DE NOVO, ESTADO É GRAVE". Folha da Manhã. Retrieved March 20, 2014.