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Márcio de Sousa e Melo (May 26, 1906 – January 31, 1991) was a general with the Brazilian air force. Melo was one of the military in the joint military board that ruled Brazil between the illness of Artur da Costa e Silva in August 1969 and the investiture ceremony of Emílio Garrastazu Médici in October of that same year.

Márcio Melo
Junta militar de 1969.jpg
Marshal Márcio Melo (middle)
President of Brazil
In office
31 August 1969 – 30 October 1969
Serving with Augusto Rademaker, Aurélio de Lira Tavares
Preceded byArtur da Costa e Silva
Succeeded byEmílio Garrastazu Médici
Minister of the Aeronautics
In office
15 March 1967 – 29 November 1971
PresidentArtur da Costa e Silva
Emílio Garrastazu Médici
Preceded byEduardo Gomes
Succeeded byJoelmir Campos de Araripe Macedo
In office
15 December 1964 – 11 January 1965
PresidentCastelo Branco
Preceded byNelson Freire Lavanére-Wanderley
Succeeded byEduardo Gomes
Personal details
BornMárcio de Sousa Melo
(1906-05-26)May 26, 1906
Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
DiedJanuary 31, 1991(1991-01-31) (aged 84)
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Military service
Service/branchCoat of arms of the Brazilian Air Force.svg Brazilian Air Force
RankMarechal ar.gif Marshal of the Air
Awards • PRT Military Order of Aviz - Grand Cross BAR.png Grand Cross of the Military Order of Aviz
 • BRA Ordem do Mérito Aeronáutico Comendador.png Commander of the Order of Aeronautical Merit

During the government of the junta, the American Ambassador to Brazil Charles Burke Elbrick was kidnapped by the communist guerilla group Revolutionary Movement 8th October — radical opposition to the military dictatorship.

Political offices
Preceded by
Artur da Costa e Silva
Member of the Military Junta
alongside
Augusto Rademaker and Aurélio de Lira Tavares

1969
Succeeded by
Emílio Garrastazu Médici