Márcio Melo

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Márcio Melo
President of Brazil
Member of the Military Junta
In office
31 August 1969 – 30 October 1969
Co-Members Augusto Rademaker
Aurélio de Lira Tavares
Preceded by Artur da Costa e Silva
(President of Brazil)
Succeeded by Emílio Garrastazu Médici
(President of Brazil)
Personal details
Born Márcio de Sousa Melo
26 May 1906
Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Died 31 January 1991 (aged 84)
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Márcio de Sousa e Melo (May 26, 1906, Florianópolis – January 31, 1991) was a general with the Brazilian air force. Melo 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 Garrastazu 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.

Political offices
Preceded by
Artur da Costa e Silva
Member of the Military Junta
Augusto Rademaker and Aurélio de Lira Tavares

Succeeded by
Emílio Garrastazu Médici