Statues - Hither & Thither

Brazil
Belo Horizonte
Minas Gerais

Avenida Olegário Maciel / Praça Raul Soares

Raul Soares de Moura

Ubá, MG, 1877 - Belo Horizonte 1924
Brazilian statesman; minister of Navy 1919-20, governor of Minas Gerais 1922-24
(Wikipedia)
Abrantes (?)
2008

Belo Horizonte /  Raul Soares de Moura   Belo Horizonte /  Raul Soares de Moura

Description

Stone column in three sections, with a relief portrait in the upper section, a text plaque in the central section, and the sign of the Brazilian Navy witht text 'Homenagem da Marinha do Brasil ao seu ex-Ministro Dr. Raul Soares de Moura Dezembro/2008' in the lower section.

Inscription(s)

Dr. RAUL SOARES DE MOURA
filho do proprietario rural e Cel.
da Guarda Nacional Camillo
Soares de Moura e Amelia
Peixoto Soares de Moura, nasceu
em Uba - MG, em 7/8/1877.
Oriundo de clã tradicional, foi
professor, advogado, jornalista
e escritor.
Foi o primeiro civil, na República,
a ser Ministro da Marinha de
Guerra, no Governo Epitácio
Pessoa, de 26/7/1919 a 20/10/1920,
quando implementou admirável
plano de reorganização da Armada.
Eleito, assumiu o governo de MG,
em 7/9/1922, quando realizou
signifiativos trabalhos em prof do
povo mineiro.
Faleceu en 4/8/1924, deixando um
legado de coragem moral e de firme
defesa dos interesses nacionais.

Dr. RAUL SOARES DE MOURA
son of the rural proprietor and colonel
of the National Guard Camillo
Soares de Moura and Amélia
Peixoto Soares de Moura, was born
in Uba - MG, on 7 Aug. 1877.
A native of the traditional clan, he was
teacher, lawyer, journalist
and writer.
He was the first civilian, in the Republic,
to be Minister of the Navy,
in the Government of Epitácio
Pessoa, from 26 July 1919 to 20 Oct. 1920,
when he implemented an admirable
reorganization plan of the Navy.
Elected, he took over the government of MG,
on 7 sept. 1922, when he realised
significant works for the
people of Minas Gerais.
He passed away on 4 Aug. 1924, leaving a
legacy of moral courage and firm
defense of national interests.

Signature

Abrantes Rio 2008

Sculptor

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Location (S 19°55'25" - W 43°56'43")

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