Tancredo de Almeida Neves was a Brazilian politician, and a very good one at that. He was elected to the state legislature in 1947, and in 1953, was appointed Minister of Justice by President Vargas.
After President Vargas committed suicide in 1954, the country entered into a bit of political crisis. Neves was then appointed Prime Minister by Vargas’ replacement, President Goulart. Unfortunately, more political unrest plagued the South American nation, and in 1964, President Goulart was overthrown.