Aurélio de Lira Tavares

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Aurélio de Lira Tavares
Aurelio Lyra.jpg
President of Brazil
Member of the Military Junta
In office
31 August 1969 – 30 October 1969
Co-Members Augusto Rademaker
Márcio Melo
Preceded by Artur da Costa e Silva
(President of Brazil)
Succeeded by Emílio Garrastazu Médici
(President of Brazil)
Personal details
Born Aurélio de Lira Tavares
7 November 1905
João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil
Died 18 November 1998 (aged 93)
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro. Brazil

Aurélio de Lira Tavares (7 November 1905 in João Pessoa – 18 November 1998) was a general in the Brazilian Army. He was one of the military in the joint military board that ruled Brazil between the illness of Artur da Costa e Silva in August 1969 and the investiture ceremony of Emílio Garrastazú Médici in October of that same year.

During the government of the junta, the American Ambassador to Brazil Charles Burke Elbrick was kidnapped by the communist guerilla group Revolutionary Movement 8th October — radical opposition to the military dictatorship.

See also: List of Presidents of Brazil

Political offices
Preceded by
Artur da Costa e Silva
Member of the Military Junta
alongside
Augusto Rademaker and Márcio Melo

1969
Succeeded by
Emílio Garrastazú Médici