FRANCE: Presidents, Premiers

From the kaleidoscope of French politics a myriad names are projected daily, hourly, upon the news. Amid this evanescence and confusion only a few personalities are really permanent. Since the War exactly ten Frenchmen have held the 4 Presidencies and 17 Premierships of that period.


Raymond Poincarè (1913-1920), 66, lawyer, Senator, twice Minister of Finance, opened the Peace Conference, served for a year as President of the Reparations Commission, four times Premier. (See NEW CABINET.) His unquenchable patriotism, high courage, unflagging energy, and implacable hatred of Germany have never been...

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