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René Mayer

In office
8 January 1953 – 28 June 1953
Preceded by Antoine Pinay
Succeeded by Joseph Laniel

Born 4 May 1895
Died 13 December 1972 (aged 77)
Political party Radical

René Mayer (4 May 1895, Paris – 13 December 1972, Paris) was a French Radical politician of the Fourth Republic who served briefly as Prime Minister during 1953. He led the Mayer Authority from 1955 to 1958.

Mayer's Ministry, 8 January – 28 June 1953

  • René Mayer – President of the Council
  • Henri Queuille – Vice President of the Council
  • Georges Bidault – Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • René Pleven – Minister of National Defense and Armed Forces
  • Charles Brune – Minister of the Interior
  • Maurice Bourgès-Maunoury – Minister of Finance
  • Robert Buron – Minister of Economic Affairs
  • Jean Moreau – Minister of Budget
  • Jean-Marie Louvel – Minister of Industry and Energy
  • Paul Bacon – Minister of Labour and Social Security
  • Léon Martinaud-Deplat – Minister of Justice
  • André Marie – Minister of National Education
  • Henri Bergasse – Minister of Veterans and War Victims
  • Camille Laurens – Minister of Agriculture
  • Louis Jacquinot – Minister of Overseas France
  • André Morice – Minister of Public Works, Transport, and Tourism
  • Paul Ribeyre – Minister of Public Health and Population
  • Pierre Courant – Minister of Reconstruction and Town Planning
  • Roger Duchet – Minister of Posts
  • Paul Ribeyre – Minister of Commerce
  • Jean Letourneau – Minister of Relations with Partner States
  • Édouard Bonnefous – Minister of State
  • Paul Coste-Floret – Minister of State


  • 11 February 1953 – Guy Petit succeeds Ribeyre as Minister of Commerce.
Political offices
New office Minister of Public Works and Transport
1944 – 1945
Succeeded by
Jules Moch
Preceded by
Robert Schuman
Minister of Finance
1947 – 1948
Succeeded by
Paul Reynaud
Preceded by
Jules Moch
Minister of Economic Affairs
1947 – 1948
Preceded by
Pierre-Henri Teitgen
Minister of National Defence
Succeeded by
Paul Ramadier
Preceded by
Robert Lecourt
Minister of Justice
1949 – 1951
Succeeded by
Edgar Faure
Preceded by
Guy Mollet and René Pleven
Deputy Prime Minister of France
1951 – 1952
Succeeded by
Henri Queuille
Preceded by
Maurice Petsche
Minister of Finance
1951 – 1952
Succeeded by
Edgar Faure
Minister of Economic Affairs
1951 – 1952
Succeeded by
Robert Buron
Preceded by
Antoine Pinay
Prime Minister of France
Succeeded by
Joseph Laniel

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