Marechal Juarez Távora (1898-1975) was one of Brazil's most popular military and political figures from 1922-1967. The collection
contains Dr. Ann Tiller's research and collection of documents, letters and related materials that provide particular insight
into Távora's actions, thoughts and opinions on Brazil's Tenente Revolt, the Aliança Liberal and the 1930 Brazilian Revolution,
the early administration of Getúlio Vargas, the 1955 Presidential campaign and the military coup in 1964. Tiller's research
was being used for a political biography on Távora, which was never completed due to her untimely death in 1981. Some specific
items of interest include a twenty-six page autobiography Távora wrote in 1955, a comic book portrayal of his life from 1955,
and a letter written in March 1975 where he outlines his chief actions and attitudes between 1922 and 1967.
Marechal Juarez Távora (1898-1975) was one of Brazil's most popular military and political figures from 1922-1967. By the
time of his death his storied military and political career included participation in many of modern Brazil's historical developments.
As a young officer, he acted alongside Luis Carlos Prestes as a leader of the Tenente Revolts and marched in the Columna Prestes.
In Brazil's 1930 Revolution he was a military leader of the Aliança Liberal, leading Paraíba against the Old Republic and
helping to institute Getúlio Vargas as provisional President of Brazil. After a brief stint as Minister of Transportation
in 1930, he served as the Delegado Federal do Norte before being appointed Minister of Agriculture in Vargas's Cabinet from
1932 to 1934. Juarez then returned to military service, but once again entered the political realm in 1955 when he ran as
the Christian Democrat's candidate for President against Juscelino Kubistchek. He served as a representative in Brazil's Congress
from 1962 until 1964, when Juarez left his term to become Minister of Transportation and Public Works in Castelo Branco's
new Cabinet after the 1964 military coup. He served in this capacity until 1967.
5 document boxes (2.5 linear feet)
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