|Member of the Chamber of Deputies from Pará|
February 1, 1983 – January 31, 2003
February 1, 2007 – December 31, 2011
|Vice Governor of Pará|
March 15, 1979 – January 31, 1983
|Preceded by||Clóvis Rego|
|Succeeded by||Laércio Franco|
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Pará|
Gerson dos Santos Peres
May 2, 1931
Cametá, Pará, Brazil
|Died||April 21, 2020 (aged 88)|
Belém, Pará, Brazil
|Political party||Progressistas (PP)|
|Spouse(s)||Gracinda Dias Peres|
|Alma mater||Federal University of Pará|
|Profession||Politician, 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.
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.
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.
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.
- "Biografia: Gerson Peres". Chamber of Deputies (Brazil). Retrieved May 10, 2020.
- "Ex-deputado e ex-vice governador do Pará, Gerson Peres morre em Belém". G1. Retrieved May 10, 2020.