Michel Debré

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Michel Debré
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Member of the National Assembly
In office
26 November 1962 – 14 May 1988
ConstituencyRéunion
French Minister of Defence
In office
22 June 1969 – 5 April 1973
Prime MinisterJacques Chaban-Delmas,
Pierre Messmer
Preceded byPierre Messmer
Succeeded byRobert Galley
French Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
31 May 1968 – 16 June 1969
Prime MinisterGeorges Pompidou,
Maurice Couve de Murville
Preceded byMaurice Couve de Murville
Succeeded byMaurice Schumann
French Minister of Finances
In office
8 January 1966 – 31 May 1968
Prime MinisterGeorges Pompidou
Preceded byValéry Giscard d'Estaing
Succeeded byMaurice Couve de Murville
Prime Minister of France
In office
8 January 1959 – 14 April 1962
PresidentCharles de Gaulle
Preceded byCharles de Gaulle
Succeeded byGeorges Pompidou
Personal details
Born
Michel Jean-Pierre Debré

(1912-01-15)15 January 1912
Paris, France
Died2 August 1996(1996-08-02) (aged 84)
Montlouis-sur-Loire, Indre-et-Loire, France
Political partyRadical-Socialist Party
(1934–1947)
Rally of the French People
(1947–1955)
Union for the New Republic
(1958–1968)
Union of Democrats for the Republic
(1968–1976)
Rally for the Republic
(1976–1988)
Spouse(s)
Anne-Marie Lemaresquier (m. 1936)
ChildrenVincent (b. 1939)
François (b. 1942)
Bernard (b. 1944)
Jean-Louis (b. 1944)
Alma materÉcole Libre des Sciences Politiques
University of Paris
OccupationLawyer
AwardsLegion Honneur Chevalier ribbon.svg Legion of Honour
Croix de Guerre 1939-1945 ribbon.svg War Cross
Signature
WebsiteGovernment profile site
Military service
Allegiance Vichy France
 Free France
Branch/service French Army
Years of service1939–1945
RankCommissioner of the Republic
Lieutenant
UnitFrench Cavalry
Battles/warsWorld War II
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Michel Jean-Pierre Debré (French pronunciation: ​[miʃɛl dəbʁe]; 15 January 1912 – 2 August 1996) was a French politician. He was the first Prime Minister of the French Fifth Republic. He has been called the "father" of the current Constitution of France. He worked with President Charles de Gaulle from 1959 to 1962.

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