Evandro Lins e Silva

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Evandro Lins e Silva
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Lins e Silva in the 1960s.
Justice of the Supreme Federal Court
In office
4 September 1963 16 January 1969
Suspended by the AI-5 in 16 January 1969.
Appointed by João Goulart
Preceded byAry de Azevedo Franco
Succeeded byExtinct by the AI-6
5th Academic of the 1st Chair of the Brazilian Academy of Letters
In office
16 April 1998 17 December 2002
Preceded byBernardo Élis
Succeeded by Ana Maria Machado
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
18 June 1963 22 August 1963
President João Goulart
Preceded by Hermes Lima
Succeeded by João Augusto de Araújo Castro
Chief of Staff of Brazil
In office
24 January 1963 18 June 1963
President João Goulart
Preceded by Hermes Lima
Succeeded by Darcy Ribeiro
Prosecutor General of the Republic
In office
14 September 1961 23 January 1962
Appointed by João Goulart
Prime Minister Tancredo Neves
Preceded byJoaquim Canuto Mendes de Almeida
Succeeded byCândido de Oliveira Neto
Personal details
Born
Evandro Cavalcanti Lins e Silva

(1912-01-18)18 January 1912
Parnaíba, PI, Brazil
Died17 December 2002(2002-12-17) (aged 90)
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Cause of death Head injury
Resting placeSt. John Baptist Cemitery
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Political party PSB (1947–1961)
MotherMaria do Carmo Uchôa Cavalcanti
FatherRaul Lins e Silva
Alma mater Faculty of Law of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
OccupationLawyer • journalist • writer • politician

Evandro Cavalcanti Lins e Silva (18 January 1912 – 17 December 2002) was a Brazilian lawyer, journalist, writer and politician. He was Prosecutor General of the Republic, Chief of Staff, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Justice of the Supreme Federal Court.

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He was also a lawyer of criminal affairs and taught criminal law in the then Guanabara State University (current Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ)).

He was a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters.

Biography

Evandro Lins e Silva is the son of Maria do Carmo Uchôa Cavalcanti and Raul Lins e Silva, both from Pernambuco. His mom was niece-granddaughter of justice João Barbalho Uchôa Cavalcanti. His father, a graduate from the Faculty of Law of Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), made his career as a lawyer.

Lins e Silva graduated at the Faculty of Law of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) in 19 November 1932. While a student, he worked as a journalist, which office kept even after graduating. As a lawyer, he specialized in criminal law and developed intense professional activity, until 1961, in the Jury Court, in criminal courts, in superior courts, and in the Supreme Federal Court, defending, moreover, countless trials of great repercussion, including in politics, before the National Security Court and the Militar Justice. [1] [2]

In 1956, he was hired as professor of the Chair of Criminal Law History and Penitenciary Science, in the doctorate degree, in the Faculty of Law of the then Guanabara State, which he taught until 1961. [1]

Evandro Lins e Silva takes office as Chief of Staff of the Presidency, 1963. Posse de Evandro Lins como Ministro (1963).tif
Evandro Lins e Silva takes office as Chief of Staff of the Presidency, 1963.

He was one of the founders of the Brazilian Socialist Party in 1947, alongside Rubem Braga, Joel Silveira, and others. He was also Chief of Staff of the Presidency and Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1963.

He held the position of Prosecutor General of the Republic between September 1961 and January 1962, and of Justice of the Supreme Federal Court between September 1963 and January 1969, when he was forced to retire because of the Institutional Act No. 5. [1]

He was member of the Federal Council of the Order of Attorneys of Brazil (OAB) in many periods, between 1944 and 1961, and, after retired, between 1983 and 1995. [1]

He was one of the lawyers responsible for the impeachment request against president Fernando Collor de Mello. [1] [2]

As a writer, he published many books, such as A Defesa tem a Palavra, Arca de Guardados and O Salão dos Passos Perdidos. He also coined the expression legitimate defense of honor (Portuguese : legítima defesa da honra) to justify the murder of Ângela Diniz by his client Doca Street. [2]

Evandro Lins e Silva, despite his old age, was in good health. He died in an accident, after hitting his head in a sidewalk. [1]

In Parnaíba, his birthplace, was constructed a memorial in his honor, with project signed by Oscar Niemeyer. [3] [4]

Brazilian Academy of Letters

Fifth occupant of the Chair No. 1, elected in 16 April 1998, succeeding Bernardo Élis and received in 11 August 1998 by Academic Josué Montello. Received the Academic Raymundo Faoro in 17 September 2002. [5]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Morre no Rio de Janeiro o jurista Evandro Lins e Silva" (in Portuguese). Época. 17 December 2002. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  2. 1 2 3 "Morre Evandro Lins e Silva, número 1 da ABL" (in Portuguese). Estadão. 17 December 2002. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  3. "Oscar Niemeyer conclui projeto do Memorial Evandro Lins e Silva" (in Portuguese). 180Graus. 2 November 2008. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  4. "Parnaíba ganha memorial do Ministro Evandro Lins e Silva" (in Portuguese). ProParnaíba. 29 May 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  5. "Evandro Lins e Silva" (in Portuguese). Academia Brasileira de Letras . Retrieved 6 January 2018.
Legal offices
Preceded by
Joaquim Canuto Mendes de Almeida
Prosecutor General of the Republic
1961–62
Succeeded by
Cândido de Oliveira Neto
Preceded by
Ary de Azevedo Franco
Justice of the Supreme Federal Court
1963–69
Extinct by the AI-5
Government offices
Preceded by
Hermes Lima
Chief of Staff of the Presidency
1963
Succeeded by
Darcy Ribeiro
Preceded by
Hermes Lima
Minister of Foreign Affairs
1963
Succeeded by
João Augusto de Araújo Castro
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Bernardo Élis
5th Academic of the 1st Chair
of the Brazilian Academy of Letters

1998–2002
Succeeded by
Ana Maria Machado