20 June 1936 |
Manoel Urbano, Brazil
Iolanda Lima Fleming (born 20 June 1936, Manoel Urbano) is a Brazilian professor and politician. She is noted as the first woman to become a state governor in Brazil. She served as the Governor of Acre from 1986 to 1987.
Fleming is the daughter of Horacio Lima, a rubber tapper and native of Ceará; and Nazira Anute Lima, a Brazilian of Lebanese descent. She was married to Gerard Fleming (1929-1991), a politician and military officer from Minas Gerais.
Fleming was originally a member of the Brazilian Democratic Movement (MDB) and served on the city council of Rio Branco, the capital of Acre, and as a deputy to the state legislature. She served as Vice-Governor of Acre under Nabor Teles da Rocha Júnior as part of the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB). She finally served as Vice Mayor of Rio Branco, the capital of Acre, from 1989-1993 as part of the Brazilian Labour Party (PTB).
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