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Paul Ramadier

Paul Ramadier
Prime Minister of France
In office
22 January 1947 – 24 November 1947
Preceded by Léon Blum
Succeeded by Robert Schuman
Personal details
Born 17 March 1888
Died 14 October 1961(1961-10-14) (aged 73)
Political party SFIO

Paul Ramadier (French pronunciation: ​; 17 March 1888, La Rochelle – 14 October 1961, Rodez) was a prominent French politician of the Third and Fourth Republics. Mayor of Decazeville, starting in 1919, he served as the first Prime Minister of the Fourth Republic in 1947.

On 10 July 1940, he voted against the granting of the full powers to Marshal Philippe Pétain, who installed the Vichy regime the next day.

Ramadier took part in the Resistance where he used the nom de guerre Violette.[1] His name was included in the Yad Vashem Jewish memorial after the war. It was during his first ministry that the Communists were forced out of the government in May 1947, ending the "tripartisme" coalition between the French Section of the Workers' International (SFIO), Popular Republican Movement and Communists. He voted for the Marshall Plan.

From 1956 until 1957, Ramadier was Finance Minister under Guy Mollet.


  • Governments 1
    • First Ministry (22 January – 22 October 1947) 1.1
    • Second Ministry (22 October – 24 November 1947) 1.2
  • References 2
  • External links 3


First Ministry (22 January – 22 October 1947)


  • 4 May 1947 – Pierre-Henri Teitgen succeeds Thorez as Vice President of the Council. The other Communist ministers (Croizat, Marranne, and Tillon) also resign.
  • 9 May 1947 – Daniel Mayer succeeds Croizat as Minister of Labour and Social Security. Robert Prigent succeeds Marranne as Minister of Public Health and Population. Jean Letourneau succeeds Tillon as Minister of Reconstruction and Town Planning. Eugène Thomas enters the Cabinet as Minister of Posts.
  • 11 August 1947 – Robert Lacoste succeeds Letourneau as Minister of Commerce, becoming thus Minister of Commerce and Industry.

Second Ministry (22 October – 24 November 1947)

Political offices
Preceded by
Pierre-Henri Teitgen
Minister of Justice
Succeeded by
André Marie
Preceded by
Léon Blum
Prime Minister of France
Succeeded by
Robert Schuman


  1. ^ Mee, Charles L (11 February 2015). Saving a Continent: The Untold Story of the Marshall Plan. New Word CIty. 

External links

  • Paul Ramadier – his activity to save Jews' lives during the Holocaust, at Yad Vashem website
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