Gerson Peres

Gerson dos Santos Peres (May 2, 1931 – April 21, 2020) was a Brazilian politician, lawyer and journalist from the state of Pará.[1]

Gerson Peres
Deputado Federal Gerson Peres.jpg
Member of the Chamber of Deputies from Pará
In office
February 1, 1983 – January 31, 2003
In office
February 1, 2007 – December 31, 2011
Vice Governor of Pará [pt]
In office
March 15, 1979 – January 31, 1983
GovernorAlacid Nunes
Preceded byClóvis Rego
Succeeded byLaércio Franco
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Pará
In office
Personal details
Gerson dos Santos Peres

(1931-05-02)May 2, 1931
Cametá, Pará, Brazil
DiedApril 21, 2020(2020-04-21) (aged 88)
Belém, Pará, Brazil
Political partyProgressistas (PP)
Other political
Spouse(s)Gracinda Dias Peres
Alma materFederal University of Pará
ProfessionPolitician, lawyer, journalist


Gerson Peres was a lawyer by formation after finishing his law degree at Federal University of Pará, however outside of his political career he worked mostly as a journalist, employed by well known local newspapers such as O Liberal and A Província do Pará.[1]

As a politician, his first public position was as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Pará, which he held from 1955 to 1979.[1]

In 1978, Peres was indirectly elected Vice Governor of Pará, took office in 1979 and finished his tenure in 1983.[1]

In 1982, he was elected member of the Chamber of Deputies representing his birth state of Pará and after 4 consecutive successful re-elections he remained a deputy until the end of his tenure in 2003.[1]

In 2002, Peres chose not to seek re-election as a deputy and instead opted to run for a seat in the Brazilian Senate at the 2002 Brazilian general elections. This time his attempt was unsuccessful.[1]

After his failure to secure a seat at the Brazilian Senate, he was once again elected member of the Chamber of Deputies. He remained at the Brazilian lower house from 2007 to 2011 and that was his last political position.[1]


On April 21, 2020, Peres died in Belém from COVID-19.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Biografia: Gerson Peres". Chamber of Deputies (Brazil). Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  2. ^ "Ex-deputado e ex-vice governador do Pará, Gerson Peres morre em Belém". G1. Retrieved May 10, 2020.