Jerônimo Garcia de Santana

Jerônimo Garcia de Santana (October 29, 1934 – September 11, 2014) was a Brazilian politician and lawyer who served as the governor of Rondônia from 1987 until 1991.[1] He was the first governor of Rondônia to be elected through direct election.[1]

Jerônimo Garcia de Santana
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Governor of Rondônia
In office
March 15, 1987 – March 15, 1991
Preceded byÂngelo Angelin
Succeeded byOswaldo Piana Filho
Personal details
Born(1934-10-29)October 29, 1934
Jataí, Jataí, Brazil
DiedSeptember 11, 2014(2014-09-11) (aged 79)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Political partyBrazilian Democratic Movement Party

Jerônimo Garcia de Santana was elected as a member of the Chamber of Deputies in 1970, 1974 and 1978 as a member of the PMDB.[1] He was elected mayor of Porto Velho on November 15, 1985, and sworn into office on January 1, 1986.[1] He resigned from the mayoral office in May 1986 to run for governor in the 1986 Rondônia gubernatorial election.[1]

Garcia de Santana attempted a political comeback in 1994, won the gubernatorial contest, becoming the first governor of Rondônia to be directly elected.[1] He served until 1991.[1]

Jerônimo Garcia de Santana attempted a political comeback in 1994, was he was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Rondônia as a member of the Reform Progressive Party (PPR).[1] In 1998, he lost election to the Chamber of Deputies, this time as a Liberal Front Party (PLF) candidate.[1]

He died from respiratory failure at the Hospital Santa Luzia in Brasilia on September 11, 2014, at the age of 79.[1] He had suffered from diabetes and hypertension. His funeral was held in Brasilia on September 15, 2014.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Quiquiô, Gaia (2014-09-11). "Morre Jerônimo Santana, o primeiro governador de Rondônia". G1 (Rede Globo). Retrieved 2014-10-04.