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José Alencar

politician and businessman

José Alencar Gomes da Silva (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒuˈzɛ ɐlẽˈkaʁ ˈɡõmiz dɐ ˈsiwvɐ]; 17 October 1931 – 29 March 2011), also known as José Alencar, the Strong, was a Brazilian businessman and politician. He served as the Vice President of Brazil from 2003 to 2010.

José Alencar
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25th Vice President of Brazil
In office
1 January 2003 – 1 January 2011
PresidentLuiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Preceded byMarco Maciel
Succeeded byMichel Temer
Minister of Defence of Brazil
In office
8 November 2004 – 31 March 2006
PresidentLuiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Preceded byJosé Viegas Filho
Succeeded byWaldir Pires
Senator from Minas Gerais
In office
1 February 1998 – 31 December 2002
Personal details
Born(1931-10-17)17 October 1931
Muriaé, Minas Gerais
Died29 March 2011(2011-03-29) (aged 79)
São Paulo, São Paulo
Political partyPRB
Spouse(s)Mariza Gomes (1957–2011, his death)
OccupationBusinessman, politician

Alencar died from kidney, stomach, and prostate cancer in São Paulo, São Paulo, aged 79.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Ex-vice-presidente José Alencar morre aos 79 anos" (in Portuguese). G1. 29 March 2011. Retrieved 29 March 2011.

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