Minister of Public Works (France)

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The Minister of Public Works (French: Ministre de l'Equipement) was a cabinet member in the Government of France. Formerly known as "Ministre des Travaux Publics" (1830–1870), in 1870, it was largely subsumed by the position of Minister of Transportation. Since the 1960s, the positions of Minister of Public Works has reappeared, often linked with Minister of Housing ("Logement"). It has also been linked to Minister of Transportation, Minister of Tourism, Minister of Territorial Development ("Aménagement du territoire") and Minister of the Sea.

Minister of Public Works ("Travaux Publics") (1830 - 1870)[edit]

Minister of Public Works[edit]

Between 25 October 1906 and 22 March 1913 the Ministry of Public Works was combined with the Ministry of Posts and Telegraphs to form the Ministry of Public Works, Posts and Telegraphs. Posts and Telegraphs was then transferred to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Ministers of public works after this included:

Start End Officeholder Notes
22 March 1913 9 December 1913 Joseph Thierry Cabinet of Louis Barthou
9 December 1913 9 June 1914 Fernand David First cabinet of Gaston Doumergue
9 June 1914 13 June 1914 Jean Dupuy Fourth cabinet of Alexandre Ribot
13 June 1914 26 August 1914 René Renoult First cabinet of René Viviani
26 August 1914 29 October 1915 Marcel Sembat Second cabinet of René Viviani
29 October 1915 12 December 1916 Marcel Sembat Fifth cabinet of Aristide Briand
12 December 1916 20 March 1917 Édouard Herriot Sixth cabinet of Aristide Briand. Supply, Public Works, and Transport
20 March 1917 12 September 1917 Georges Desplas Fifth cabinet of Alexandre Ribot. Public Works and Transport
12 September 16 November 1917 Albert Claveille First cabinet of Paul Painlevé. Public Works and Transport
16 November 1917 20 January 1920 Albert Claveille Second cabinet of Georges Clemenceau. Public Works and Transport
20 January 1920 24 September 1920 Yves Le Trocquer Cabinet of Alexandre Millerand. Public Works
24 September 1920 16 January 1921 Yves Le Trocquer Cabinet of Georges Leygues. Public Works
16 January 1921 15 January 1922 Yves Le Trocquer Seventh cabinet of Aristide Briand. Public Works
15 January 1922 29 March 1924 Yves Le Trocquer Second cabinet of Raymond Poincaré. Public Works
29 March 1924 9 June 1924 Yves Le Trocquer Third cabinet of Raymond Poincaré. Public Works, Ports, and Marine
17 April 29 October 1925 Pierre Laval Second cabinet of Paul Painlevé
29 October 1925 28 November 1925 Anatole de Monazie Third cabinet of Paul Painlevé
28 November 1925 23 June 1926 Anatole de Monzie Eighth and ninth cabinets of Aristide Briand. Public Works
23 June 1926 19 July 1926 Charles Daniel-Vincent Tenth cabinet of Aristide Briand. Public Works
23 July 1926 11 November 1928 André Tardieu Fourth cabinet of Raymond Poincaré. Public Works
11 November 1928 29 July 1929 Pierre Forgeot Fifth cabinet of Raymond Poincaré. Public Works
29 July 1929 3 November 1929 Pierre Forgeot Eleventh cabinet of Aristide Briand. Public Works
3 November 1929 21 February 1930 Georges Pernot First cabinet of André Tardieu
21 February 1930 2 March 1930 Édouard Daladier First cabinet of Camille Chautemps
2 March 1930 13 December 1930 Georges Pernot Second cabinet of André Tardieu
13 December 1930 22 January 1931 Édouard Daladier Cabinet of Théodore Steeg
27 January 1931 6 February 1932 Maurice Deligne First, second and third cabinets of Pierre Laval
20 February 1932 3 June 1932 Charles Guernier Third cabinet of André Tardieu. Public Works and Merchant Marine
3 June 1932 14 December 1932 Édouard Daladier Third cabinet of Édouard Herriot
18 December 1932 28 January 1933 Georges Bonnet Cabinet of Joseph Paul-Boncour
31 January 1933 24 October 1933 Joseph Paganon First cabinet of Édouard Daladier
26 October 1933 24 November 1933 Joseph Paganon First cabinet of Albert Sarraut
26 November 1933 30 January 1934 Joseph Paganon Second cabinet of Camille Chautemps
9 February 1934 8 November 1934 Pierre-Étienne Flandin Second cabinet of Gaston Doumergue
8 November 1934 31 May 1935 Henri Roy First cabinet of Pierre-Étienne Flandin
1 June 1935 4 June 1935 Joseph Paganon Cabinet of Fernand Bouisson
7 June 1935 22 January 1936 Laurent Eynac Fourth cabinet of Pierre Laval
24 January 1936 4 June 1936 Camille Chautemps Second cabinet of Albert Sarraut
4 June 1936 21 June 1937 Albert Bedouce First cabinet of Léon Blum
22 June 1937 18 January 1938 Henri Queuille Third cabinet of Camille Chautemps
18 January 1938 13 March 1938 Henri Queuille Fourth cabinet of Camille Chautemps

Minister of Public Works ("Equipement") (1966 - present)[edit]

  • 8 January 1966 – 28 April 1967 : Edgard Pisani (Ministre de l’Equipement et du Logement)
  • 28 April 1967 – 30 May 1968 : François-Xavier Ortoli (Ministre de l’Equipement et du Logement)
  • 31 May – 10 July 1968 : Robert Galley (Ministre de l’Equipement et du Logement)
  • 10 July 1968 – 5 July 1972 : Albin Chalandon (Ministre de l’Equipement et du Logement)
  • 5 July 1972 – 28 May 1974 : Olivier Guichard (Ministre de l'Equipement, du Logement et de l'Aménagement du Territoire; Aménagement du Territoire, de l'Equipement, du Logement et du Tourisme; Ministre d'Etat à l'Aménagement du Territoire, à l'Equipement et aux Transports)
  • 28 May 1974 – 25 August 1976 : Robert Galley (Ministre de l’Equipement)
  • 25 August 1976 – 26 September 1977 : Jean-Pierre Fourcade (Ministre de l’Equipement; Ministre de l’Equipement et de l’Aménagement du Territoire (27 March 1977))
  • 26 September 1977 – 21 May 1981 : Fernand Icart (Ministre de l’Equipement et de l’Aménagement du Territoire)
  • 21 May 1981 – 22 June 1981 : Louis Mermaz (Ministre de l’Equipement et des Transports)
  • 20 March 1986 – 10 May 1988 : Pierre Méhaignerie (Ministre de l'Equipement, du Logement, de l'Aménagement du Territoire et des Transports)
  • 10 May 1988 – 22 February 1989 : Maurice Faure (Ministre de l'Equipement, du Logement)
  • 22 February 1989 – 21 December 1990 : Michel Delebarre (Ministre de l'Equipement, du Logement, des Transports et de la Mer)
  • 21 December 1990 – 15 May 1991 : Louis Besson (Ministre délégué auprès du Ministre de l'Equipement, du Logement, des Transports et de la Mer)
  • 15 May 1991 – 2 April 1992 : Paul Quilès (Ministre de l'Equipement, du Logement, des Transports et de l'Espace)
  • 2 April 1992 – 29 March 1993 : Jean-Louis Bianco (Ministre de l'équipement, du logement et des transports)
  • 29 March 1993 – 18 May 1995 : Bernard Bosson (Ministre de l'équipement, des transports et du tourisme)
  • 18 May 1995 – 4 June 1997 : Bernard Pons (Ministre de l'Aménagement du Territoire, de l'Equipement et des Transports)
  • 4 June 1997 – 7 May 2002 : Jean-Claude Gayssot (Ministre de l'Equipement, des Transports et du Logement)
  • 7 May 2002 – 2 June 2005 : Gilles de Robien
  • 2 June 2005 – 2007  : Dominique Perben as Minister of Transportation, Public Works, Tourism and the Sea