Hermes Lima

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Hermes Lima (born Livramento de Nossa Senhora, 22 December 1902;[1] died Rio de Janeiro, 10 October 1978) was a former Prime Minister of Brazil, jurist, and winner of the 1975 Prêmio Machado de Assis.

Political career[edit]

He originally became an elected federal deputy of the National Democratic Union in 1945, but two years later co-founded and joined the Brazilian Socialist Party.[2] Under João Goulart he served as Labor Minister[3] and later as Prime Minister.[4] He would go on to serve in the Brazilian Supreme Court before being forced into retirement by the military dictatorship in 1969.[5]