Pedro Aleixo

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Pedro Aleixo
President of Brazil
(De jure)
In office
31 August – 30 October 1969
Vice President Vacant
Preceded by Costa e Silva
Succeeded by Emílio Médici
16th Vice President of Brazil
In office
15 March 1967 – 14 October 1969
President Costa e Silva
Preceded by José Maria Alkmin
Succeeded by Augusto Rademaker
Minister of Education
In office
10 January – 30 June 1966
President Castelo Branco
Preceded by Suplicy de Lacerda
Succeeded by Raymundo de Aragão
President of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
5 May – 10 November 1937
President Getúlio Vargas
Preceded by Antônio Carlos
Succeeded by Honório Monteiro
Personal details
Born (1901-08-01)1 August 1901
Mariana, MG, Brazil
Died 3 March 1975(1975-03-03) (aged 73)
Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Political party PRM (1932-1937)
UDN (1945-1965)
ARENA (1965-1973)
Profession Lawyer, politician, professor

Pedro Aleixo (1 August 1901 – 3 March 1975) served as President of the Chamber of Deputies in 1937 and as Vice-President of Brazil from 15 March 1967 to 14 October 1969.

As President of the Chamber of Deputies he witnessed the coup d'état that installed the fascist-like dictatorship of the Estado Novo in Brazil.

Aleixo was the last Vice President to behold the office of President of the Senate. He was removed from the Vice Presidency in 6 October 1969 by the Brazilian Military Junta of 1969 that at the time was acting in the Presidency due to Costa e Silva's disease.

In 2011, pursuant to Law Nº 12.486, dated 12 September, the name of the citizen Pedro Aleixo was included in the gallery of those who were anointed by the Brazilian Nation to the Supreme Magistracy. This means that he should be considered an ex-president, for all legal purposes.