René Coty

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René Coty
René Coty portrait officiel.jpg
Official portrait of Coty (1954)
President of France
In office
16 January 1954 – 8 January 1959
Prime MinisterJoseph Laniel
Pierre Mendes-France
Edgar Faure
Guy Mollet
Maurice Bourgès-Maunoury
Félix Gaillard
Pierre Pflimlin
Charles de Gaulle
Preceded byVincent Auriol
Succeeded byCharles de Gaulle
Member of the Senate
In office
7 November 1948 – 23 December 1953
ConstituencySeine-Maritime
In office
14 January 1936 – 1 January 1944
ConstituencySeine-Maritime
Minister of Reconstruction and Urban Development
In office
24 November 1947 – 7 September 1948
Prime MinisterRobert Schuman
André Marie
Preceded byJean Letourneau
Succeeded byEugène Claudius-Petit
Member of the National Assembly
In office
21 October 1945 – 19 November 1948
ConstituencySeine-Maritime
In office
10 June 1923 – 31 May 1935
ConstituencySeine-Maritime
Personal details
Born
Jules Gustave René Coty

(1882-03-20)20 March 1882
Le Havre, France
Died22 November 1962(1962-11-22) (aged 80)
Le Havre, France
NationalityFrench
Political partyRadical-Socialist Party
(1908–1923)
Democratic Alliance
(1923–1940)
Independent
(1940–1949)
National Centre of Independents and Peasants
(1949–1962)
Spouse(s)
Germaine Corblet (b.1886) (m. 1907–1955)
; her death
ChildrenGeneviève (1907–1987)
Anne-Marie (1909–1987)
Alma materUniversity of Caen Normandy
ProfessionLawyer
AwardsLegion of Honour
Military service
AllegianceFrance France
Branch/serviceFrench Army
Years of service1914–1918
RankSoldier
Unit129th Infantry Regiment
Battles/warsWorld War I:

Jules Gustave René Coty (French pronunciation: ​[ʁəne kɔti]; 20 March 1882 – 22 November 1962) was President of France from 1954 to 1959. He was the second and last president of the Fourth French Republic.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "René Coty, Ex-President of France, Dies at 80". The Victoria Advocate, Texas. Associated Press (AP). 23 November 1962. p. 1. Retrieved 18 May 2014. An AP obituary of René Coty, 23 November 1962.