Georges Pompidou

  • georges pompidou
    georges pompidou (cropped 2).jpg
    pompidou in 1969
    president of france
    in office
    20 june 1969 – 2 april 1974
    prime ministerjacques chaban-delmas
    pierre messmer
    preceded bycharles de gaulle
    succeeded byvaléry giscard d'estaing
    prime minister of france
    in office
    14 april 1962 – 10 july 1968
    presidentcharles de gaulle
    preceded bymichel debré
    succeeded bymaurice couve de murville
    member of the constitutional council
    in office
    5 march 1959 – 14 april 1962
    appointed bycharles de gaulle
    preceded byposition established
    succeeded bybernard chenot
    personal details
    born
    georges jean raymond pompidou

    (1911-07-05)5 july 1911
    montboudif, france
    died2 april 1974(1974-04-02) (aged 62)
    paris, france
    resting placeorvilliers cimetiere
    orvilliers, france
    political partyunion for the new republic (before 1968)
    union of democrats for the republic (1968–1974)
    spouse(s)
    claude cahour (m. 1935)
    childrenalain
    alma materÉcole normale supérieure
    sciences po
    military service
    allegiance france
    branch/servicefrench army
    years of service1940
    ranklieutenant
    unit141st alpine infantry regiment
    battles/warssecond world war
    awardsruban de la croix de guerre 1939-1945.png croix de guerre

    georges jean raymond pompidou (/ pomp-id-oo, french: [ʒɔʁʒ pɔ̃pidu] (about this soundlisten); 5 july 1911 – 2 april 1974) was a french politician who served as president of france from 1969 until his death in 1974. he previously was prime minister of france from 1962 to 1968—the longest tenure in the position's history. he had long been a top aide to president charles de gaulle; as head of state, he was a moderate conservative who repaired france's relationship with the united states and maintained positive relations with the newly independent former colonies in africa.

    he strengthened his political party, the union of democrats for the republic ("union des democrates pour la ve république" or udr), to make it a bastion of the gaullist movement. pompidou's presidency is generally held in high esteem by french political commentators.

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Georges Pompidou
Georges Pompidou (cropped 2).jpg
Pompidou in 1969
President of France
In office
20 June 1969 – 2 April 1974
Prime MinisterJacques Chaban-Delmas
Pierre Messmer
Preceded byCharles de Gaulle
Succeeded byValéry Giscard d'Estaing
Prime Minister of France
In office
14 April 1962 – 10 July 1968
PresidentCharles de Gaulle
Preceded byMichel Debré
Succeeded byMaurice Couve de Murville
Member of the Constitutional Council
In office
5 March 1959 – 14 April 1962
Appointed byCharles de Gaulle
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byBernard Chenot
Personal details
Born
Georges Jean Raymond Pompidou

(1911-07-05)5 July 1911
Montboudif, France
Died2 April 1974(1974-04-02) (aged 62)
Paris, France
Resting placeOrvilliers Cimetiere
Orvilliers, France
Political partyUnion for the New Republic (Before 1968)
Union of Democrats for the Republic (1968–1974)
Spouse(s)
Claude Cahour (m. 1935)
ChildrenAlain
Alma materÉcole Normale Supérieure
Sciences Po
Military service
Allegiance France
Branch/serviceFrench Army
Years of service1940
RankLieutenant
Unit141st Alpine Infantry Regiment
Battles/warsSecond World War
AwardsRuban de la croix de guerre 1939-1945.PNG Croix de Guerre

Georges Jean Raymond Pompidou (/ POMP-id-oo, French: [ʒɔʁʒ pɔ̃pidu] (About this soundlisten); 5 July 1911 – 2 April 1974) was a French politician who served as President of France from 1969 until his death in 1974. He previously was Prime Minister of France from 1962 to 1968—the longest tenure in the position's history. He had long been a top aide to President Charles de Gaulle; as head of state, he was a moderate conservative who repaired France's relationship with the United States and maintained positive relations with the newly independent former colonies in Africa.

He strengthened his political party, the Union of Democrats for the Republic ("Union des Democrates pour la Ve République" or UDR), to make it a bastion of the Gaullist movement. Pompidou's presidency is generally held in high esteem by French political commentators.