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Paul RAMADIER

French Paul RAMADIER

French statesman

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Born: on March 17, 1888 in La Rochelle, France
Died: on October 14, 1961 in Rodez, France


Biography

Son of a Psychiatrist Paul Ramadier graduated in law from the university of Toulouse and started his profession as a lawyer in Paris. Then, in 1911, he gained his doctorate in Roman Law. Mayor of Decazeville, starting in 1919, he served as the first Prime Minister of the Fourth Republic in 1947. He adhered to the socialist party with 16 years. On 10 July 1940, he voted against the granting of the full powers to Marshal Philippe Pétain, who installed the Vichy regime the next day.

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