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This is a Portuguese name; the first family name is da Silva and the second is Quadros.
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Jânio Quadros
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President of Brazil
In office
January 31, 1961 – August 25, 1961
Vice President João Goulart
Preceded by Juscelino Kubitschek
Succeeded by Ranieri Mazzilli (interim)
Mayor of São Paulo
In office
January 1, 1986 – December 31, 1988
Vice Mayor Arthur Alves Pinto
Preceded by Mário Covas
Succeeded by Luiza Erundina
In office
April 8, 1953 – January 31, 1955
Vice Mayor Porfírio da Paz
Preceded by Armando de Arruda Pereira
Succeeded by William Salem (interim)
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
for Paraná
In office
February 1, 1959 – January 31, 1961
Governor of São Paulo
In office
January 31, 1955 – January 31, 1959
Vice Governor Erlindo Salzano
Preceded by Lucas Nogueira Garcez
Succeeded by Carvalho Pinto
Member of the Legislative Assembly of the State of São Paulo
In office
March 14, 1951 – April 7, 1953
City Councillor of São Paulo
In office
May 8, 1947 – March 14, 1951
Personal details
Jânio da Silva Quadros

(1917-01-25)January 25, 1917
Campo Grande, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Died February 16, 1992(1992-02-16) (aged 75)
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Political party
  • PDC (1947–1960)
  • PTN (1960–1961)
  • PMDB (1980)
  • PTB (1980–1986)
  • PSD (1989–1989)
  • PRN (1989–1992)
Spouse(s) Eloá Quadros
Alma mater University of São Paulo

Jânio da Silva Quadros ( January 25, 1917 – February 16, 1992) was a Brazilian lawyer and politician who served as the 22nd President of Brazil from January 31 to August 25, 1961, when he resigned from office. He also served as the 24th and 36th mayor of São Paulo, and the 18th governor of the state of São Paulo. Quadros was known for his populist style of government, honesty, and eccentric behavior. As president, he focused on economic reform and attempted to root out corruption. He also pursued an independent foreign policy, trying to balance relations between the United States and the Eastern Bloc. Although he was elected by a huge margin, his term was marked by uncertainty and political instability, culminating in his resignation. That unexpected move caused national chaos, with the presidency being assumed by João Goulart.

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