José Linhares

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José Linhares
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15th President of Brazil
In office
29 October 1945 – 31 January 1946
Preceded by Getúlio Vargas
Succeeded by Eurico Gaspar Dutra
12th and 14th Chief Justice of Brazil
In office
26 May 1945 – 31 January 1949
Preceded by Eduardo Espínola
Succeeded by Laudo de Camargo
In office
2 May 1951 – 29 January 1956
Preceded by Laudo de Camargo
Succeeded by Orozimbo Nonato
Personal details
Born (1886-01-28)January 28, 1886[1]
Baturité, Ceará,[1] Empire of Brazil
Died January 26, 1957(1957-01-26) (aged 70)
Caxambu, Minas Gerais,[1] Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Political party none
Spouse(s) Luísa Linhares

José Linhares, (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒuˈzɛ ʎĩˈȷ̃aɾis]; January 28, 1886 – January 26, 1957[1]) served as President of the Supreme Federal Court from 1945 to 1956. He assumed the presidency of Brazil from 1945 to 1946, between the deposition of Getúlio Vargas and the oath of Eurico Gaspar Dutra. During his provisional administration, measures were taken to re-establish a democratic system of government.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Getúlio Vargas
President of Brazil
1945–1946
Succeeded by
Eurico Gaspar Dutra