Albert Sarraut

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Albert Sarraut
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106th Prime Minister of France
In office
26 October 1933 – 26 November 1933
Preceded by Édouard Daladier
Succeeded by Camille Chautemps
113th Prime Minister of France
In office
24 January 1936 – 4 June 1936
Preceded by Pierre Laval
Succeeded by Léon Blum
Personal details
Born 28 July 1872
Died 26 November 1962(1962-11-26) (aged 90)
Political party Radical

Albert-Pierre Sarraut (French: [albɛʁ saʁo]; 1872–1962) was a French Radical politician, twice Prime Minister during the Third Republic.

Sarraut was born in Bordeaux, Gironde, France.

He was Governor-General of French Indochina, from 1912 to 1914 and from 1917 to 1919.

On 10 July 1940, Sarraut voted in favour of granting the Cabinet presided over by Marshal Philippe Pétain authority to draw up a new constitution, thereby effectively ending the French Third Republic and establishing Vichy France. Thereafter Sarraut retired from politics. He took control of the family newspaper, La Dépêche de Toulouse, after the editor, his brother Maurice, was killed by the Milice in 1943.

Sarraut died in Paris in 1962.

Sarraut's First Ministry, 26 October – 26 November 1933[edit]

Sarraut's Second Ministry, 24 January – 4 June 1936[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Thomas, Martin (2005), Albert Sarraut, French Colonial Development, and the Communist Threat, 1919–1930, The Journal of Modern History 77 (4): 917–955, doi:10.1086/499830 .

References[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Édouard Daladier
Prime Ministers of France
1933
Succeeded by
Camille Chautemps
Preceded by
Pierre Laval
Prime Ministers of France
1936
Succeeded by
Léon Blum