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Alberto Goldman (Portuguese pronunciation: [awˈbɛɾtu ˈɡowdmã]; 12 October 1937 – 1 September 2019) was a Brazilian engineer and politician. He was elected Vice Governor of São Paulo in 2006 with Governor José Serra. After Serra's resignation, Goldman became governor of São Paulo on 6 April 2010.[1]

Alberto Goldman
Alberto Goldman in 2006 as a congressman.
National President of PSDB
In office
9 November 2017 – 9 December 2017
Preceded byTasso Jereissati (Acting)
Succeeded byGeraldo Alckmin
34th Governor of São Paulo
In office
2 April 2010 – 1 January 2011
Vice GovernorNone
Preceded byJosé Serra
Succeeded byGeraldo Alckmin
Vice Governor of São Paulo
In office
1 January 2007 – 2 April 2010
GovernorJosé Serra
Preceded byCláudio Lembo
Succeeded byGuilherme Afif Domingos
Minister of Transports
In office
2 October 1992 – 21 December 1993
PresidentItamar Franco
Preceded byAffonso Camargo Neto
Succeeded byMargarida Coimbra
Federal Deputy from São Paulo
In office
1 February 1979 – 31 December 2006
Personal details
Born(1937-10-12)12 October 1937
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Died1 September 2019(2019-09-01) (aged 81)
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Political partyPSDB (1997–2019)
PMDB (1980–1997)
MDB (1970–1980)

Personal lifeEdit

Goldman began studying engineering at the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo when he was 18.[2] When the 1964 Brazilian coup d'état took place, he was a militant of the Brazilian Communist Party (PCB). Soon after the AI-5, he became a member of the Brazilian Democratic Movement (MDB).[citation needed]

After the end of the MDB in the late 1970s, he became a member of the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB). He went back to PCB but ended up leaving it for PMDB in 1987.[2] From 1992-1994, he served as the Transport Minister during the presidency of Itamar Franco. In 1996, he left PMDB and became a member of PSDB and was elected a federal deputy two years later.[citation needed]

He served as governor of the state of São Paulo from April 2010 to January 2011, replacing José Serra who resigned from office in order to run for the presidency in 2010, and was succeeded by the current governor Geraldo Alckmin.[citation needed]

He served as acting National President and National Vice President of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party. He replaced senator Aécio Neves, who was the candidate of the party in the 2014 race for the presidency.[3][4]

After complications caused by surgery to treat heart disease, Goldman died on 1 September 2019 in Sírio Libanês Hospital, in São Paulo.[5]


  1. ^ Roncaglia, Daniel (6 April 2010). "Goldman assume governo de SP com elogios a Serra e críticas ao mensalão" (in Portuguese). Folha Online. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Complete biography of Alberto Goldman" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 June 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "Goldman coordenará campanha de Aécio em São Paulo" (in Portuguese). Estadão. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
  4. ^ Previdelli, Amanda (14 June 2014). "Em convenção, PSDB confirma candidatura de Aécio Neves" (in Portuguese). G1. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  5. ^ Ramalhoso, Wellington; Bermúdez, Ana Carla (1 September 2019). "Morre o ex-governador de SP Alberto Goldman" (in Portuguese). Uol. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
Political offices
Preceded by
José Serra
Governor of São Paulo
Succeeded by
Geraldo Alckmin
Title last held by
Cláudio Lembo
Vice-Governor of São Paulo
Title next held by
Guilherme Afif Domingos
Party political offices
Preceded by
Tasso Jereissati (acting)
President of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party

Succeeded by
Geraldo Alckmin
Preceded by
Geraldo Alckmin
PSDB nominee for Vice-Governor of São Paulo
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