Israel Pinheiro da Silva

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Israel Pinheiro da Silva (1896–1973) was a Brazilian politician and engineer.

He was born in Serro, state of Minas Gerais.

Pinheiro da Silva was a friend of President Juscelino Kubitschek and was nominated by him the engineer chief of the construction of Brasília, which took place between 1956 and 1960. Despite being an opponent of the military regime installed in 1964, Pinheiro da Silva was elected governor of Minas Gerais in a disputed election in 1965 and he served from 1966 to 1971. He continued the industrialization of the state, started by his predecessors. Pinheiro da Silva was the last directly elected governor of Minas Gerais until 1982.