Aurélio de Lira Tavares

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Aurélio de Lira Tavares
Member of the Brazilian Military Junta
In office
31 August 1969 – 30 October 1969
Preceded byArtur da Costa e Silva
(as President)
Succeeded byEmílio Garrastazu Médici
(as President)
Other political offices
Ambassador of Brazil to France
In office
22 July 1970 – 17 December 1974
Nominated byEmílio Garrastazu Médici
Preceded byOlavo Billac Pinto
Succeeded byAntônio Delfim Netto
Minister of the Army
In office
15 March 1967 – 30 October 1969
PresidentArtur da Costa e Silva
Military Junta (interim)
Preceded byAdemar de Queirós
Succeeded byOrlando Geisel
Chief Minister of the Military Cabinet
In office
12 June 1963 – 18 October 1963
PresidentJoão Goulart
Preceded byAlbino Silva
Succeeded byArgemiro de Assis Brasil
In office
19 September 1961 – 12 July 1962
Prime MinisterTancredo Neves
Preceded byAmaury Kruel
Succeeded byAmaury Kruel
Personal details
Aurélio de Lira Tavares

(1905-11-07)7 November 1905
João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil
Died18 November 1998(1998-11-18) (aged 93)
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Military service
Branch/service Brazil Brazilian Army
Rank General

Aurélio de Lira Tavares (7 November 1905 – 18 November 1998) was a general in the Brazilian Army. He 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.

Tavares was born in João Pessoa.

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Political offices
Preceded byas President Member of the Brazilian Military Junta
Served alongside: Augusto Rademaker, Márcio Melo
Succeeded byas President
Government offices
Preceded by
Ademar de Queirós
Minister of the Army
Succeeded by
Orlando Geisel
Preceded by Chief Minister of the Military Cabinet
1961–62; 1963
Succeeded by
Amaury Kruel
Preceded by
Albino Silva
Succeeded by
Argemiro de Assis Brasil
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Múcio Leão
6th Academic of the 20th Chair
of the Brazilian Academy of Letters

Succeeded by
Murilo Melo Filho