Paul Tirard

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Paul Tirard
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Born (1879-06-02)2 June 1879
Died 23 December 1945(1945-12-23) (aged 66)
Nationality French
Occupation Chairman of the Inter-Allied Rhineland High Commission.

Paul Tirard (2 June 1879 – 23 Décember 1945) was chairman of the Inter-Allied Rhineland High Commission from 1919 to 1930. He took up residence in the Oberpräsidium.[1]

He was born in Croissy-sur-Seine (Yvelines) into a family of industrialists, son of Ferdinand Tirard. He studied law (docteur en droit de la Faculté de Paris in 1906) before becoming a career civil servant. In 1912 he was involved in setting up the colonial administration of the French Protectorate of Morocco.[2] Président in 1943 of the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques. He died in Paris (17ème arrondissement) 8 rue Anatole de la Forge and was bachelor.

In October 1947 a French school, the Lycée Français Paul Tirard, was established in Mainz.[3]


  1. ^ Pawley (2007) p.21
  2. ^ Theis, Kerstin. "Paul Tirard (1879–1945), President of the Rhineland Commission". Rheinische Geschichte. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  3. ^ L'Echo Républicain de la Beauce et du Perche, 1er et 2 novembre 1947.


  • Tirard, Paul (1930). La France sur le Rhin. Paris: Plon. 
  • Tirard, P. (1930) L'Art français de Rhine pendant l'Occupation 1918–1930. Strasbourg:

Pawley, Margaret (2007). The Watch on the Rhine: The Military Occupation of the Rhineland, 1918–1930. I.B.Tauris. ISBN 978-1-84511-457-2. 

  • Jardin, P., (1989) 'La politique rhénane de Paul Tirard (1920–1923)', in Revue d'Allemagne 21, pp. 208–216.