René Coty

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René Coty
René Coty - 1954.jpg
René Coty in 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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) An AP obituary of René Coty, 23 November 1962.