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Tancredo Neves
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President-elect of Brazil
In office
Never sworn in
Vice President José Sarney
Preceded by João Figueiredo
Succeeded by José Sarney
Prime Minister of the United States of Brazil
In office
September 8, 1961 – July 12, 1962
President João Goulart
Preceded by Position re-established
Succeeded by Brochado da Rocha
Governor of Minas Gerais
In office
March 15, 1983 – August 14, 1984
Vice Governor Hélio Garcia
Preceded by Francelino Pereira
Succeeded by Hélio 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
In office
March 23, 1962 – May 9, 1962
President João Goulart
Prime Minister Himself
Preceded by Walter Moreira Salles
Succeeded by Walter Moreira Salles
Minister of Justice and Interior Affairs
In office
September 8, 1961 – October 12, 1961
President João Goulart
Prime Minister Himself
Preceded by José Martins Rodrigues
Succeeded by Alfredo Nasser
In office
June 26, 1953 – August 24, 1954
President Getúlio Vargas
Preceded by Negrão de Lima
Succeeded by Miguel Seabra Fagundes
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Tancredo de Almeida Neves

(1910-03-04)March 4, 1910
São João del-Rei, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Died April 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
Children 3
Alma mater UFMG School of Law

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. It was also reported Neves had stomach cancer, but his diagnosis was kept secret.

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