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Paul Ramadier

In office
22 January 1947 ‚Äď 24 November 1947
Preceded by L√©on Blum
Succeeded by Robert Schuman

Born 17 March 1888
Died 14 October 1961 (aged 73)
Political party SFIO

Paul Ramadier (French pronunciation: [p…Ēl  Āamadje]; 17 March 1888, La Rochelle - 14 October 1961) was a prominent French politician of the Third and Fourth Republics. Mayor of Decazeville starting in 1919, he served as the first Prime Minister of the Fourth Republic in 1947. On 10 July 1940, he voted against the granting of the full powers to Marshal Philippe P√©tain, who installed the Vichy regime the next day. Paul Ramadier took part in the Resistance, and his name was included in the Yad Vashem Jewish memorial after the war. It was during his first ministry that the Communists were forced out of the government in May 1947, putting an end to the "tripartisme" coalition between the French Section of the Workers' International (SFIO), Popular Republican Movement and Communists. He then voted for the Marshall Plan, and was also in charge during the repression of the Malagasy uprising in 1947.



First Ministry (22 January - 22 October 1947)


  • 4 May 1947 - Pierre-Henri Teitgen succeeds Thorez as Vice President of the Council. The other Communist ministers (Croizat, Marranne, and Tillon) also resign.
  • 9 May 1947 - Daniel Mayer succeeds Croizat as Minister of Labour and Social Security. Robert Prigent succeeds Marranne as Minister of Public Health and Population. Jean Letourneau succeeds Tillon as Minister of Reconstruction and Town Planning. Eug√®ne Thomas enters the Cabinet as Minister of Posts.
  • 11 August 1947 - Robert Lacoste succeeds Letourneau as Minister of Commerce, becoming thus Minister of Commerce and Industry.

Second Ministry (22 October - 24 November 1947)

Political offices
Preceded by
Pierre-Henri Teitgen
Minister of Justice
1946 ‚Äď 1947
Succeeded by
André Marie
Preceded by
Léon Blum
Prime Minister of France
Succeeded by
Robert Schuman


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