Wanderley Mariz is confirmed dead at the age of 79.
Wanderley was best known as a Brazilian politician.
Vigolvino Wanderley Mariz (November 2, 1940 – July 2, 2020), better known simply as Wanderley Mariz, was a Brazilian Politician and Lawyer from the state of Rio Grande do Norte.
Before pursuing a career in politics, Mariz went to college at the Fluminense Federal University and graduated in Law.
In 1974, Mariz was elected Member of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies representing his birth state of Rio Grande do Norte. His first tenure went from 1975 to 1979.
In 1978, he was reelected Federal Deputy for Rio Grande do Norte. This time he remained in power between 1979 and 1983.
In 1982, he was reelected for his third and last term as a Federal Deputy. His last term went from 1983 to 1987.
In 1986, he decided to run for a spot at the Brazilian Senate representing Rio Grande do Norte, but ultimately failed to secure enough votes in order to be elected.
Between 1987 and 1989, Mariz worked as Secretary of Interior and Justice of his birth state after been appointed by Governor Geraldo Melo.
Personal life and death
His father, Dinarte Mariz who was also a politician, held various prestigious political posts, such as: Governor of Rio Grande do Norte (1956–1961) and Senator for Rio Grande do Norte (1955–1956 and 1963–1984).
On July 2, 2020, Mariz died in Natal at the age of 79 due to complications brought on by COVID-19.
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