Paul Doumer


Paul Doumer

Infobox Officeholder
name = Paul Doumer


imagesize = 170px
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caption =
order = 14th President of the French Republic
13th President of the Third Republic
term_start = 13 June 1931
term_end = 7 May 1932
primeminister = Pierre Laval
André Tardieu
predecessor = Gaston Doumergue
successor = Albert Lebrun
order2 = 18th President of the Chamber of Deputies
term_start2 = 10 January 1905
term_end2 = 8 June 1906
predecessor2 = Henri Brisson
successor2 = Léon Bourgeois
order3 = 10th Governor-General of French Indochina
term_start3 = 13 February 1897
term_end3 = October 1902
predecessor3 = Augustin Juline Fourès
successor3 = Jean Baptiste Paul Beau
birth_date = 22 March 1857
birth_place = Aurillac, France
residence =
death_date = Death date and age|1932|5|6|1857|3|22
death_place = Paris, France
party = Radical
spouse = Blanche Doumer

Joseph Athanase Paul Doumer, commonly known as Paul Doumer (22 March 1857ndash 7 May 1932) was the President of France from 13 June 1931 until his assassination.

Born in Aurillac, in the Cantal "département", in France.

He was Governor-General of French Indochina from 1897 to 1902.

After returning from French Indochina, Doumer served as President of the Chamber of Deputies (a post equivalent to the speaker of parliament) from 1902 to 1905. He was elected President of the French Republic on 13 May 1931, defeating the better known Aristide Briand.

On 6 May 1932, he was shot in Paris at the opening of a book fair by Paul Gorguloff, a mentally unstable Russian émigré.He died at 04:37 a.m. on 7 May.

ee also

*Politics of France


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