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Getúlio Vargas
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President of Brazil
In office
31 January 1951 – 24 August 1954
Vice President Café Filho
Preceded by Eurico Gaspar Dutra
Succeeded by Café Filho
In office
3 November 1930 – 29 October 1945
Vice President None
Preceded by Military Junta (interim)
Succeeded by José Linhares (interim)
Personal details
Getúlio Dornelles Vargas

(1882-04-19)19 April 1882
São Borja, Rio Grande do Sul, Empire of Brazil
Died 24 August 1954(1954-08-24) (aged 72)
Catete Palace, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Resting place Praça XV de Novembro, São Borja, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Political party PTB (1946–1954)
Other political
Independent (1930—1946)
PRR (1909—1930)
Darci Sarmanho (m. 1911)
Children Lutero (1912—89)
Jandira (1913—80)
Alzira (1914—92)
Manuel (1916—97)
Getúlio Filho (1917—43)
Alma mater Free Faculty of Law of Porto Alegre
Military service
Allegiance  Brazil
Branch/service Brazilian Army
Years of service 1898—1902
Rank Seargent
Unit 6º Infantry Battalion

Getúlio Dornelles Vargas ( 19 April 1882 – 24 August 1954) was President of Brazil. He was the dictator from 1930 to 1945. Then he was elected President in 1951 and served until 1954. Vargas led Brazil for 18 years, the longest of any President. He was second in Brazilian history only to Emperor Pedro II among heads of state. He favored nationalism, industrialization, centralization, social welfare and populism. Vargas won the nickname "The Father of the Poor". He was a supporter of workers rights and was very much an anti-communist.

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