Borges de Medeiros

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Borges de Medeiros
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Governor of Rio Grande do Sul
In office
25 January 1913 – 25 January 1928
Preceded by Carlos Barbosa Gonçalves
Succeeded by Getúlio Vargas
In office
25 January 1898 – 25 January 1908
Preceded by Júlio de Castilhos
Succeeded by Carlos Barbosa Gonçalves
Personal details
Born (1863-11-19)19 November 1863
Caçapava do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Died 25 May 1961(1961-05-25) (aged 97)
Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Political party PRR
Alma mater Faculty of Law of Recife
Profession Lawyer
Religion Roman Catholicism

Antônio Augusto Borges de Medeiros (19 November 1863 – 25 April 1961) was a Brazilian lawyer and politician, and the President of Rio Grande do Sul for a total of 35 years (1898–1908 and 1913–1928), during the period of Brazilian history known as the República Velha.

Medeiros was born in Caçapava do Sul. He ran in the presidential election of 1934, but was defeated by President Getúlio Vargas. He died in Porto Alegre, aged 97.