Pierre Messmer

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Pierre Messmer
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Pierre Messmer in 1988
Prime Minister of France
In office
6 July 1972 – 27 May 1974
PresidentGeorges Pompidou
Preceded byJacques Chaban-Delmas
Succeeded byJacques Chirac
Personal details
Pierre Joseph Auguste Messmer

20 March 1916
Vincennes, Seine (now Val-de-Marne), France
Died29 August 2007(2007-08-29) (aged 91)
Paris, France
Political partyUDR
OccupationCivil Servant

Pierre Joseph Auguste Messmer (French pronunciation: ​[pjɛʁ mɛsmɛʁ]; 20 March 1916 – 29 August 2007) was a French Gaullist politician. He was Minister of Armies under Charles de Gaulle from 1960 to 1969 and then as Prime Minister under Georges Pompidou from 1972 to 1974.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Thomas Ferenczi, Le gaulliste Pierre Messmer est mort Archived 2007-09-08 at the Wayback Machine, Le Monde, 29 August 2007 (in French)