Georges Pompidou

President of France from 1969 to 1974

Georges Jean Raymond Pompidou (/ˈpɒmpɪd/ POMP-id-oo, French: [ʒɔʁʒ pɔ̃pidu] (audio speaker iconlisten); 5 July 1911 – 2 April 1974) was a French politician. He was the President of the French Republic from 20 June 1969 until 2 April 1974. He was born in Cantal. He fought in World War II.

Georges Pompidou
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
Personal details
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)
Claude Cahour (m. 1935)
Alma materÉcole Normale Supérieure
Sciences Po

He also was Prime Minister of France from 14 April 1962 until 10 July 1968. In 1968, he was elected president. He died of lymphoma in Paris. He is the only French president of the French Fifth Republic to die in office.

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