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Maurice Bourgès-Maunoury
Prime Minister of France

In office
13 June 1957 – 6 November 1957
Preceded by Guy Mollet
Succeeded by Félix Gaillard
Personal details
Born (1914-08-19)August 19, 1914
Died 10 February 1993(1993-02-10) (aged 78)
Political party Radical

Maurice Bourgès-Maunoury (L) meeting Israeli Finance Minister Levi Eshkol during a visit to Israel in 1958

Maurice Jean Marie Bourgès-Maunoury (French pronunciation: ​[moʁis buʁʒɛs monuʁi]; 19 August 1914, in Luisant, Eure-et-Loir – 10 February 1993, in Paris) was a French Radical politician who served as Prime Minister in the Fourth Republic during 1957.

He is famous, especially, for fulfilling a prominent ministerial role in the government during the Suez Crisis.[citation needed]

Prime minister

He became Prime Minister in June 1957.

While he was Prime Minister, the French Government achieved Parliamentary ratification of the Treaty of Rome.

He was succeeded as Prime Minister in November 1957 by Félix Gaillard.

Controversy

As minister of Interior, he nominated the controversial Maurice Papon at the head of the Prefecture of Police in 1958, functions which he kept during the 1961 Paris massacre.

Death

He died in Paris in 1993.[citation needed]

Bourgès-Maunoury's Ministry, 13 June – 6 November 1957

  • Maurice Bourgès-Maunoury – President of the Council
  • Christian Pineau – Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • André Morice – Minister of National Defense and Armed Forces
  • Jean Gilbert-Jules – Minister of the Interior
  • Félix Gaillard – Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs
  • Édouard Corniglion-Molinier – Minister of Justice
  • René Billères – Minister of National Education, Youth, and Sports
  • André Dulin – Minister of Veterans and War Victims
  • Gérard Jaquet – Minister of Overseas France
  • Édouard Bonnefous – Minister of Public Works, Transport, and Tourism
  • Albert Gazier – Minister of Social Affairs
  • Max Lejeune – Minister of Sahara
  • Félix Houphouët-Boigny – Minister of State
Political offices
Preceded by
Jacques Chastellain
Minister of Public Works, Transport and Tourism
1950
Succeeded by
Antoine Pinay
Preceded by
Minister of Armaments
1952
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Antoine Pinay
Minister of Finance
1953
Succeeded by
Edgar Faure
Preceded by
Jean-Marie Louvel
Minister of Commerce and Industry
1954
Succeeded by
Henri Ulver
Preceded by
Jacques Chaban-Delmas
interim Minister of Public Works, Transport and Tourism
1954
Succeeded by
Jacques Chaban-Delmas
Preceded by
Emmanuel Temple
Minister of the Armed Forces
1955
Succeeded by
Marie Pierre Koenig
Preceded by
François Mitterrand
Minister of the Interior
1955
Succeeded by
Edgar Faure
Preceded by
Pierre Billotte
Minister of National Defence
1956–1957
Succeeded by
André Morice
Preceded by
Guy Mollet
Prime Minister of France
1957
Succeeded by
Félix Gaillard
Preceded by
Jean Gilbert-Jules
Minister of the Interior
1957–1958
Succeeded by
Maurice Faure

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