Jaques Wagner

Jaques Wagner[needs IPA] (born 16 March 1951) is a Brazilian politician who was Governor of Bahia from 2007 to 2015[1] and Minister of Defence[2] in 2015.

Jaques Wagner
Senator for Bahia
Assumed office
1 February 2019
50th Governor of Bahia
In office
1 January 2007 – 1 January 2015
Vice GovernorEdmundo Santos (2007–11)
Otto Alencar (2011–15)
Preceded byPaulo Souto
Succeeded byRui Costa
Other positions
Chief of Staff of the Presidency
In office
2 October 2015 – 16 March 2016
PresidentDilma Rousseff
Preceded byAloizio Mercadante
Succeeded byLuiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Minister of Defence
In office
1 January 2015 – 2 October 2015
PresidentDilma Rousseff
Preceded byCelso Amorim
Succeeded byAldo Rebelo
Minister of Institutional Affairs
In office
20 July 2005 – 31 March 2006
PresidentLuiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Preceded byAldo Rebelo
Succeeded byTarso Genro
Minister of Labour and Employment
In office
1 January 2003 – 23 January 2004
PresidentLuiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Preceded byPaulo Jobim Filho
Succeeded byRicardo Berzoini
Federal Deputy for Bahia
In office
1 February 1991 – 1 January 2003
Personal details
Born (1951-03-16) 16 March 1951 (age 70)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Political partyPT (Since 1980)
Fátima Mendonça
(m. 1990)
Alma materPontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (dropped out)

Wagner, whose parents were Jewish immigrants from Poland, was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1951. In his youth, he was a member of the Labor Zionist youth organization Habonim Dror. He was a founding member of the Workers' Party (PT), as well as the Central Única dos Trabalhadores (CUT), a union which has organized more than seven million members. He won reelection in the 2010 Bahia gubernatorial election.[3][4]

Since 2019, he serves as a Senator for the state of Bahia.[5]


  1. ^ "Jaques Wagner (PT) lidera disputa pelo governo do estado" Archived 2009-12-23 at the Wayback Machine. Datafolha. December 23, 2009. Retrieved on 2009-10-20. (in Portuguese)
  2. ^ "Jewish governor named Brazil's minister of defense". The Times of Israel. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Governador - Governo do Estado da Bahia". Governador da Bahia (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 27 December 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Jacques Wagner named Brazilian minister of defense". Haaretz. Haaretz. 27 December 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Jaques Wagner". Federal Senate. Retrieved February 6, 2019.

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Political offices
Preceded by Minister of Institutional Affairs
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Paulo Jobim Filho
Minister of Labour and Employment
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Paulo Souto
Governor of Bahia
Succeeded by
Preceded by Minister of Defence
Succeeded by
Preceded by Chief of Staff of the Presidency
Succeeded by