Yeda Crusius

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Yeda Rorato Crusius
36th Governor of Rio Grande do Sul
In office
1 January 2007 – 1 January 2011
Vice Governor Paulo Feijó
Preceded by Germano Rigotto
Succeeded by Tarso Genro
Minister of the Department of Planning, Budget
and Coordination of the Presidency
In office
26 January 1993 – 10 May 1993
President Itamar Franco
Preceded by Paulo Roberto Haddad
Succeeded by Alexis Stepanenko
Personal details
Born (1944-07-26) 26 July 1944 (age 71)
São Paulo, Brazil
Political party PSDB
Spouse(s) Carlos Augusto Crusius
Occupation Economist

Yeda Rorato Crusius (São Paulo, July 26, 1944) is an economist and former governor of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul until December 31, 2011.[1] She was the first female governor of the state.[2]

Background and political associations[edit]

She graduated in Economics at the University of São Paulo and at the Vanderbilt University. She has been living in Porto Alegre since 1970, when she married Carlos Augusto Crusius. In 1990, she joined PSDB.


  1. ^ "Curriculum Vitae" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 26 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Wilson Center website article