Millerand Alexander (Millerand Alexandre)( President of France.)
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Biography Millerand Alexander (Millerand Alexandre)
Born February 10, 1859 in Paris. He studied at the Faculty of the Sorbonne. Became a member of the Socialist Party in 1885 was elected to parliament as a deputy from Paris. C 1898 published organ of the Socialists 'Petite Republique' ( 'La Petite Rpublique'). In 1899 he entered the government P.M.R.Valdeka-Rousseau, became Minister of Trade. This was contrary to socialist theory, . and discussions about, . should or should not be a socialist to participate in a bourgeois government, . in 1899 led to a split in the ranks of the French Socialists: Jaures supported entry Millerand in Government, . Ged opposed,
. In 1904 Millerand was expelled from the Socialist Party. He has held positions of Minister of Public Works in the government of Briand in 1909-1910, minister of war under the Poincare in 1912-1913 and in 1914-1915 Viviani.
In 1919, the end of World War I, was appointed High Commissioner of France in Alsace-Lorraine. In 1920 he returned to Paris, became the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs. In September the same year was elected president of the Republic, succeeding P. Deschanel. In 1924, under the pressure of who won the Left Bloc, headed by Herriot Millerand resigned without waiting for the end of his term. He was elected to the Senate in 1925. Died in Versailles Millerand April 7, 1943.