Yeda Crusius

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Yeda Rorato Crusius
36th Governor of Rio Grande do Sul
In office
January 1, 2007 – January 1, 2011
Preceded by Germano Rigotto
Succeeded by Tarso Genro
Majority 53.94% - 3,377,973 votes
Personal details
Born July 26, 1944
São Paulo
Political party PSDB
Spouse(s) Carlos Augusto Crusius
Occupation Economist

Yeda Rorato Crusius (São Paulo, July 26, 1944) is an economist and former governor of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul until December 31, 2011.[1] She was the first female governor of the state.[2]

Background and political associations[edit]

She graduated in Economics at the University of São Paulo and at the Vanderbilt University. She has been living in Porto Alegre since 1970, when she married Carlos Augusto Crusius. In 1990, she joined PSDB.


  1. ^ "Curriculum Vitae" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 26 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Wilson Center website article