Paulo Brossard

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Paulo Brossard
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Minister of the Supreme Federal Court
In office
April 5, 1989 – October 24, 1994
Appointed byJosé Sarney
Preceded byDjaci Falcão
Succeeded byMaurício Corrêa
Minister of Justice
In office
February 15, 1986 – January 18, 1989
PresidentJosé Sarney
Preceded byFernando Lyra
Succeeded byOscar Corrêa
Senator for Rio Grande do Sul
In office
February 1, 1975 – February 1, 1983
Federal Deputy for Rio Grande do Sul
In office
February 1, 1967 – February 1, 1971
State Deputy of Rio Grande do Sul
In office
February 1, 1955 – February 1, 1967
Personal details
Born(1924-10-23)October 23, 1924
Bagé, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
DiedApril 12, 2015(2015-04-12) (aged 90)
Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Political partyMDB
MDB
PL
Spouse(s)Lúcia Alves
Children3
Parents
  • Francisco de Souza Pinto
  • Alila Brossard
Alma materFederal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Reference(s)[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

Paulo Brossard de Souza Pinto (October 23, 1924 – April 12, 2015) was a Brazilian jurist and politician. Born in Bagé, Rio Grande do Sul, he graduated in Law and served several terms as a parliamentarian in his state and in the National Congress as well. He also was a member of the Supreme Federal Court and the Superior Electoral Court of Brazil.

Brossard was born in 1924 at Bagé, Rio Grande do Sul. He studied Law at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and specialized itself on constitutional and civil law areas, starting his career as a teacher at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, before his début as a politician.[1][11] Later than, he was elected as a lawmaker for the State Assembly of Rio Grande do Sul, from there to the National Congress of Brazil, first as a representative and as a senator at last.[5][11]

He ran for the Vice Presidency of Brazil in the 1978 indirect elections for the MDB ticket (General Euler Bentes as President), during the Brazilian military government. He was defeated by Aureliano Chaves, while João Figueiredo was elected as President of Brazil.

He played an important role on the crisis that arose when President elect Tancredo Neves could not be able to take office in 1985, as the first civilian citizen to bear such position after the 1964 Brazilian coup d'état. Confusion and discrepancies were spreading many different understandings on the Brazilian laws as Neves was unable to take office, at the same time his running mate for vice presidency, José Sarney, was empowered as acting president. He strongly supported Sarney's ability and rightness to exercise the presidential powers, stating "this is the reason why vice presidents exist".[12] (In the aftermath, Tancredo Neves has died,[13] never taking the oath, and Sarney completed his tenure).

He died on April 12, 2015 at his home in Porto Alegre, at the age of 90.[1][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Nota de pesar pelo falecimento do ministro aposentado Paulo Brossard" [Note of regret on the death of retired justice Paulo Brossard]. Supreme Federal Court website (in Portuguese). April 12, 2015. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
  2. ^ "Presidente do TSE lamenta falecimento do jurista Paulo Brossard" [Superior Electoral Court president regrets the death of jurist Paulo Brossard]. Superior Electoral Court website (in Portuguese). April 12, 2015. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
  3. ^ "Presidências e todos os ministros por período" [Presidencies and all ministers by terms]. Superior Electoral Court website (in Portuguese). November 6, 2014. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
  4. ^ "Biografia de Paulo Brossard" [Paulo Brossard's Biography] (PDF). Ministry of Justice of Brazil (in Portuguese). Retrieved April 12, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Biografia de Paulo Brossard" [Paulo Brossard's Biography]. Brazilian Senate website (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on April 27, 2015. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
  6. ^ a b Azevedo, Lucas (April 12, 2015). "Morre o ex-ministro da Justiça e ex-presidente do STF Paulo Brossard (sic)" [Former ministry of Justice and Chief Justice Paulo Brossard dies (sic)]. O Estado de S. Paulo website (in Portuguese). Retrieved April 12, 2015.
  7. ^ "Supremo elege Sanches Presidente" [Supreme Court elects Sanches as Chief Justice]. O Estado de S. Paulo (in Portuguese). May 3, 1991. p. A4. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
  8. ^ "Relação de Ministros" [List of Ministers]. Ministry of Justice of Brazil (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on June 15, 2013. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
  9. ^ Mendes, Vannildo (October 26, 1994). "Itamar indica Corrêa para vaga no STF" [Itamar appoints Corrêa for the vacant seat at STF]. O Estado de S. Paulo (in Portuguese). p. A4. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
  10. ^ "Corrêa promete caçar corruptos" [Corrêa vows to hunt corrupts]. O Estado de S. Paulo (in Portuguese). January 20, 1989. p. 6. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
  11. ^ a b Lara, Gabriela; Azevedo, Lucas (April 13, 2015). "Jurista e ex-ministro morre aos 90 anos" [Jurist and former minister dies at 90]. O Estado de S. Paulo (in Portuguese). p. A12.
  12. ^ "Brossard quer máquina funcionando plenamente" [Brossard wants the government gears full work]. O Estado de S. Paulo (in Portuguese). March 22, 1985. p. 7. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  13. ^ "A morte do homem do Brasil" [The death of the man of Brazil]. O Estado de S. Paulo. April 22, 1985. p. 1. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
Legal offices
Preceded by
Djaci Falcão
Minister of the Supreme Federal Court
1989–1994
Succeeded by
Maurício Corrêa