Affonso Arinos de Mello Franco

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Affonso Arinos de Mello Franco (1930-2020) is a Brazilian diplomat and journalist. He was born in Belo Horizonte on November 11, 1930. His parents were Affonso Arinos de Mello Franco and Anna Guilhermina Pereira de Mello Franco.

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Education

He has undertaken the following degrees and courses:

Career

He began his diplomat career in 1952 as a Third Class Consul, and in 1953 he did an internship at the Legal Affairs Division of the United Nations Legal Department in New York.

He has contributed to a wide range of print and electronic media,among them magazine Manchete , Jornal do Brasil Tribuna da Imprensa , Fatos e Fotos / Gente; TV Educativa ; Illustrated Encyclopedia of Brazil ; TV Manchete ; Jornal do Commercio ; A Época ; O Metropolitano , Tribuna da Imprensa , A Noite , Correio Braziliense , Revista Civilização Brasileira , Revista Nacional , etc.

From 1960 to 1962, he was a deputy to the Constituent and Legislative Assembly of the State of Guanabara, in which he stood out as a member of the Constitution and Justice Commission in 1961, and as president of the Education Commission in 1962. In 1964–65, he was professor of Contemporary Civilization in the Journalism Department of the Central Institute of Letters of the University of Brasilia. From 1964 to 1966, he was a federal deputy for the State of Guanabara, having been, in 1965–66, a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Chamber of Deputies.

He is the sixth occupant of Chair nº 17 at the Brazilian Academy of Letters, elected on July 22, 1999, in succession to Antonio Houaiss. He was received on November 26, 1999 by academic José Sarney. In turn he received the academic José Murilo de Carvalho. [1]

He died on March 15, 2020, in Rio de Janeiro, at the age of 89.

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