José Vicente Faria Lima

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José Vicente Faria Lima
Mayor of São Paulo
In office
8 April 1965 – 7 April 1969
Preceded byFrancisco Prestes Maia
Succeeded byPaulo Salim Maluf
Personal details
Born7 October 1909
Rio de Janeiro - RJ
Died4 September 1969
Political partyARENA
OccupationMilitary engineer

José Vicente de Faria Lima (7 October 1909 — 4 September 1969) was a Brazilian military engineer and later politician.


Lima was born in Rio de Janeiro.

At the age of 21 Faria Lima started his military career in the Brazilian Air Force. There, he acquired the experience needed to join the Brazilian Mail Airlines, where he met his companion Eduardo Gomes, with whom he flew across the country. At the Brazilian Air Force, Faria Lima graduated as a military pilot, observer and aeronautical engineer, specializing in engineering at the Superior College of Aeronautics in France. By 1958 he held the rank of Brigadeiro do Ar

While working as a technical assistant for Minister Salgado Filho, he helped create the Ministry of Aeronautics. Faria Lima was also chief of the Brazilian Aeronautical Commission in the United States and commander of the Campo de Marte in Sao Paulo. He was also invited by Jânio Quadros to become the president of VASP, a national airline company.

In March 1965, Faria Lima was elected mayor of São Paulo. His administration distinguished itself by the number of construction projects initiated, among the most notable were: Marginais Tietê and Pinheiros, Avenida Sumaré, Radial Leste, 23 de Maio and Rubem Berta. During his administration, the tram service discontinued its operation while the subway system, the "Metrô," was initiated. His term also contributed to improvements in the health system, education, and social services of the city.

From the Portuguese version[1][better source needed]


Preceded by
Francisco Prestes Maia
Mayor of São Paulo
1965 – 1969
Succeeded by
Paulo Salim Maluf