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Georges Leygues

Georges Leygues
87th Prime Minister of France
In office
24 September 1920 – 16 January 1921
Preceded by Alexandre Millerand
Succeeded by Aristide Briand
Personal details
Born 26 October 1857
Villeneuve-sur-Lot
Died 2 September 1933(1933-09-02) (aged 75)
Saint-Cloud
Political party Democratic Republican Alliance

Georges Leygues (French pronunciation: ​; 26 October 1857 – 2 September 1933) was a French politician of the Third Republic. During his time as Minister of Marine he worked with the navy's chief of staff Henri Salaun in unsuccessful attempts to gain naval re-armament priority for government funding over army rearmament such as the Maginot Line.

Leygues's Ministry, 24 September 1920 – 16 January 1921

Changes

Memory

Two French warships have been named for Georges Leygues:

  • a light cruiser Georges Leygues that served in World War II
  • an Georges Leygues in current service
Political offices
Preceded by
Eugène Spuller
Minister of Public Instruction and Fine Arts
1894–1895
Succeeded by
Raymond Poincaré
Preceded by
Charles Dupuy
Minister of the Interior
1895
Succeeded by
Léon Bourgeois
Preceded by
Léon Bourgeois
Minister of Public Instruction and Fine Arts
1898–1902
Succeeded by
Joseph Chaumié
Preceded by
Étienne Clémentel
Minister of Colonies
1906
Succeeded by
Raphaël Milliès-Lacroix
Preceded by
Charles Chaumet
Minister of Marine
1917–1920
Succeeded by
Adolphe Landry
Preceded by
Alexandre Millerand
Prime Minister of France
1920–1921
Succeeded by
Aristide Briand
Minister of Foreign Affairs
1920–1921
Preceded by
Émile Borel
Minister of Marine
1925–1926
Succeeded by
René Renoult
Preceded by
René Renoult
Minister of Marine
1926–1930
Succeeded by
Albert Sarraut
Preceded by
André Tardieu
Minister of the Interior
1930–1931
Succeeded by
Pierre Laval
Preceded by
Charles Dumont
Minister of Marine
1932–1933
Succeeded by
Albert Sarraut


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