Jean-Paul Proust

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Jean-Paul Proust
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Minister of State of Monaco
In office
1 June 2005 – 29 March 2010
Monarch Albert II
Preceded by Patrick Leclercq
Succeeded by Michel Roger
Personal details
Born 3 March 1940
Vaas, Sarthe, France
Died 7/8 April 2010 (aged 70)
Marseille, France
Political party Independent
Alma mater École Nationale d'Administration

Jean-Paul Proust (3 March 1940 – 7/8 April 2010) was a French and Monegasque civil servant. He served as the Minister of State of Monaco.

Early life[edit]

Jean-Paul Proust was born on 3 March 1940 in Vaas, Sarthe, France.[1] He graduated from the École Nationale d'Administration.


He was a long-time member of the French civil service. He served as Prefect of Guadeloupe from November 1989 to July 1991 and as the chief of police of Paris from 2001 to 6 December 2004.

He then served as the Monegasque Minister of State, a post equivalent to Prime Minister. As such, he had the honor of administering Prince Albert II his oath of office as Sovereign Prince of Monaco.[2] He held that position from 1 June 2005 (assuming this role one month later than scheduled because of Prince Rainier III's death) until 29 March 2010, having been appointed three months earlier by the prince and the French government.

He was made a Grand Officer of the Order of Saint-Charles (25 March 2010).[3]He was the head of government of Monaco until 2010.


He died overnight on 7/8 April 2010.[4]


  1. ^ Jean-Paul Proust's obituary Archived 10 July 2012 at
  2. ^ Bremner, Charles; Keeley, Graham (18 November 2005). "A-list absentees spoil prince's big day". The Times. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  3. ^ Nomination by Sovereign Ordonnance n°2694 of 25 March 2010 (French)
  4. ^ Death of Mr Jean-Paul Proust, former Minister of State of the Principality of Monaco

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Political offices
Preceded by
Patrick Leclercq
Minister of State of Monaco
Succeeded by
Michel Roger