Paul Doumer

French statesman (1857-1932)

Joseph Athanase Doumer, commonly known as Paul Doumer (French pronunciation: ​[pɔl dumɛːʀ]; 22 March 1857 – 7 May 1932), was the President of France from 13 June 1931 until his assassination on 7 May 1932. At the age of 74, he is the oldest person elected president.[1]

Paul Doumer
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Doumer in 1931
President of France
In office
13 June 1931 – 7 May 1932
Prime MinisterPierre Laval
André Tardieu
Preceded byGaston Doumergue
Succeeded byAlbert Lebrun
Governor-General of French Indochina
In office
13 February 1897 – 14 March 1902
Preceded byArmand Rousseau
Succeeded byPaul Beau
Personal details
Born22 March 1857
Aurillac, France
Died7 May 1932(1932-05-07) (aged 75)
Paris, France
Political partyIndependent
Alma materUniversity of Paris

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Paul Doumer Becomes President Of France". United Press. June 14, 1931. Retrieved 2010-11-13. Paul Doumer, the oldest man ever elected to the position, succeeded Gaston Doumergue as president of the third French republic Saturday in ...