Joseph Athanase Paul Doumer (1857 - 1932) MP

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Birthplace: Aurillac, Cantal, Auvergne, France
Death: Died in Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Cause of death: Assasiné, par Paul Gorgulov
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About Joseph Athanase Paul Doumer

Paul DOUMER

(Joseph Athanase Paul DOUMER), Grand Maître de la Légion d'Honneur (13 June 1931 - 7 May 1932), Président de la République Française (1931-1932)

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Joseph Athanase Paul Doumer, commonly known as Paul Doumer (French pronunciation: [pɔl dume]; 22 March 1857 – 7 May 1932) was the President of France from 13 June 1931 until his assassination. Biography

He was born in Aurillac, in the Cantal département, in France on 22 March 1857. Alumnus of the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers.[1] Professor of mathematics.

He was Governor-General of French Indochina from 1897 to 1902. After returning from French Indochina, Doumer served as President of the Chamber of Deputies (a post equivalent to the speaker of parliament) from 1902 to 1905.

The Long Bien Bridge was built during his term as Governor-General and was named for him. It became a well-known landmark and target for US pilots during the Vietnam War.

He became Minister of Finance of France in 1925 when Louis Loucheur resigned.[2]

He was elected President of the French Republic on 13 May 1931, defeating the better known Aristide Briand, and replacing Gaston Doumergue.[3]

On 6 May 1932, he was shot in Paris at the opening of a book fair by Paul Gorguloff, a mentally unstable Russian émigré. He died at 04:37 a.m. on 7 May.

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Paul Doumer, 14th Président de la République française's Timeline

1857
March 22, 1857
Aurillac, Cantal, Auvergne, France
1878
1878
Age 20
1879
June 15, 1879
Age 22
Mende, Lozère, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
1879
Age 21
1883
1883
Age 25
Auxerre, Yonne, Burgundy, France
1886
July 12, 1886
Age 29
Laon, Aisne, Picardie, France
1887
October 30, 1887
Age 30
Laon, Aisne, Picardie, France
1889
1889
Age 31
1890
1890
Age 32
1932
May 7, 1932
Age 75
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France