Francisco José Furtado
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|Francisco José Furtado|
|President of the Council of Ministers|
31 August 1864 – 12 May 1865
|Preceded by||Zacarias de Góis e Vasconcelos|
|Succeeded by||Marquis of Olinda|
13 August 1818|
Oeiras, Piauí, Kingdom of Brazil
|Died||23 June 1870
Rio de Janeiro, Empire of Brazil
|Political party||Liberal Party|
After graduating from the Academy of Law at Caxias and serving for some time as judge, he entered politics and rose to be leader of the liberals. In 1847 he was elected deputy and reelected several times. In 1856 he was elected president of the new province of Amazonas, remaining such until 1859, when he was made Minister of Justice. In 1864 he was elected to membership in the senate of Brazil, but held that position for a few months only, and in August 1864 was made Premier and Minister of State, in which position he did much toward the establishment of a good monetary system. During his term of office as Minister of State, the dispute with Uruguay was settled and war between Brazil and Paraguay was declared. In 1870 he was again a member of the senate and as such, being an opponent of slavery, exerted all his influence in behalf of legislation looking toward its final abolition.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Rines, George Edwin, ed. (1920). "Furtado, Francisco José". Encyclopedia Americana.
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