André Franco Montoro

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André Franco Montoro
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Governor of São Paulo
In office
March 15, 1983 – March 15, 1987
Preceded by José Maria Marin
Succeeded by Orestes Quércia
Personal details
Born (1916-07-14)July 14, 1916
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Died July 16, 1999(1999-07-16) (aged 83)
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Political party PSDB
Spouse(s) Lucy Franco Montoro
Children Maria Lúcia, André, Eugenio Augusto, Paulo Guilherme, José Ricardo, Fernando, Monica
Occupation Lawyer

André Franco Montoro (Portuguese: [ɐ̃ˈdrɛ ˈfrãku mõˈtoru]; 14 July 1916 – 16 July 1999) was a Brazilian politician and lawyer. He was born in São Paulo as the son of André de Blois Montoro and Tomásia Alijostes. He was a senator and governor of São Paulo. He was a member of several parties, such as PDC, MDB, Party of Brazilian Democratic Movement and one of the founders of PSDB. He was also a law philosopher and a professor at PUC-SP, who wrote several law books. Montoro is credited as being one of the key figures in the Diretas Já movement, along with Tancredo Neves and Ulysses Guimarães, which helped to bring about the return of direct elections to Brazil.

The São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport is named after him.

Government offices
Preceded by
José Maria Marin
Governor of São Paulo
1983–1987
Succeeded by
Orestes Quércia