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Felix Gouin

In office
26 January 1946 – 24 June 1946
Preceded by Charles de Gaulle
Succeeded by Georges Bidault

Born 4 October 1884
Peypin, France
Died October 25, 1977 (aged 93)
Nice, France
Nationality French
Political party Socialist

Félix Gouin (4 October 1884 - 25 October 1977) was a French Socialist politician, member of the French Section of the Workers' International (SFIO).

Personal life

Félix Gouin was born in Peypin, Bouches-du-Rhône, the son of school teachers. He studied law in Aix-en-Provence.

In 1940 he was among the minority of parliamentarians refusing to grant full powers to Marshal Philippe Pétain.

During the war, he was part of the central committee which reconstituted the Human Rights League and also co-founded the Brutus Network, a Socialist Resistance group.

In 1946, he then succeeded Charles de Gaulle as head of the French Provisional Government.

Government (26 January - 24 June 1946)

  • Félix Gouin - Chairman of the Provisional Government
  • Francisque Gay - Vice Chairman of the Provisional Government
  • Maurice Thorez - Vice Chairman of the Provisional Government
  • Georges Bidault - Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Edmond Michelet - Minister of Armies
  • André Le Troquer - Minister of the Interior
  • André Philip - Minister of Finance and National Economy
  • Marcel Paul - Minister of Industrial Production
  • Ambroise Croizat - Minister of Labour and Social Security
  • Pierre-Henri Teitgen - Minister of Justice
  • Marcel Edmond Naegelen - Minister of National Education
  • Laurent Casanova - Minister of Veterans and War Victims
  • François Tanguy-Prigent - Minister of Agriculture
  • Henri Longchambon - Minister of Supply
  • Marius Moutet - Minister of Overseas France
  • Jules Moch - Minister of Public Works and Transport
  • Robert Prigent - Minister of Public Health and Population
  • François Billoux - Minister of Reconstruction and Town Planning
  • Jean Letourneau - Minister of Posts
Political offices
Preceded by
Charles de Gaulle
Chairman of the Provisional Government of France
Succeeded by
Georges Bidault


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