Stéphen Pichon

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Stephen-Jean-Marie Pichon

Stephen-Jean-Marie Pichon (10 August 1857 in Arnay-le-Duc - 18 September 1933 in Vers-en-Montagne) was a French politician of the Third Republic.[1] The Avenue Stéphen-Pichon in Paris is named after him.

He served as French Minister to China (1897–1900), including the period of the Boxer Uprising. An associate of Georges Clemenceau, he served several times under Clemenceau and others as Minister of Foreign Affairs, a role in which he proved amiable, but not particularly effective. His most notable service was under Clemenceau during the latter part of the First World War and the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, but, like most of the other foreign ministers at the conference, Pichon was largely sidelined by the more forceful figure of his head of government.

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  1. ^ L'Intermédiaire des chercheurs et curieux "sur Stephen Pichon (texte de Flax). Voici quelques extraits puisés dans cet article : "Stephen Jean-Marie Pichon est né à Arnay-le- Duc, dans la Côte-d'Or, en août 1857. Venu de bonne heure à Paris, il se distingua rapidement parmi les ..."

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Political offices
Preceded by
Léon Bourgeois
Minister of Foreign Affairs
1906–1911
Succeeded by
Jean Cruppi
Preceded by
Charles Jonnart
Minister of Foreign Affairs
1913
Succeeded by
Gaston Doumergue
Preceded by
Louis Barthou
Minister of Foreign Affairs
1917–1920
Succeeded by
Alexandre Millerand