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Pierre Messmer


On May 29, 1974 Jacques Chirac (left) replaced Pierre Messmer (right) as prime minister on the steps of the Hôtel Matignon.

Pierre Messmer (born March 20, 1916) is a French Gaullist politician. A veteran of the Free French Forces, he fought at the Battle of Bir Hakeim. He became prime minister under Georges Pompidou in 1972.

Messmer's First Ministry, 6 July 1972 – 2 April 1973

  • Pierre Messmer – Prime Minister
  • Maurice Schumann – Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Michel Debré – Minister of National Defense
  • Raymond Marcellin – Minister of the Interior
  • Valéry Giscard d'Estaing – Minister of Economy and Finance
  • Jean Charbonnel – Minister of Industrial and Scientific Development
  • Joseph Fontanet – Minister of National Education, Labour, Employment, and Population
  • René Pleven – Minister of Justice
  • André Bord – Minister of Veterans
  • Jacques Duhamel – Minister of Cultural Affairs
  • Jacques Chirac – Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Olivier Guichard – Minister of Housing, Tourism, Equipment, and Regional Planning
  • Robert Galley – Minister of Transport
  • Jean Foyer – Minister of Public Health
  • Hubert Germain – Minister of Posts and Telecommunications
  • Yvon Bourges – Minister of Commerce
  • Roger Frey – Minister of Administrative Reforms
  • Edgar Faure – Minister of Social Affairs

Changes

Messmer's Second Ministry, 6 April 1973 – 1 March 1974

  • Pierre Messmer – Prime Minister
  • Michel Jobert – Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Robert Galley – Minister of Armies
  • Raymond Marcellin – Minister of the Interior
  • Valéry Giscard d'Estaing – Minister of Economy and Finance
  • Jean Charbonnel – Minister of Industrial and Scientific Development
  • Georges Gorse – Minister of Labour, Employment, and Population
  • Jean Taittinger – Minister of Justice
  • Joseph Fontanet – Minister of National Education
  • André Bord – Minister of Veterans and War Victims
  • Maurice Druon – Minister of Cultural Affairs
  • Jacques Chirac – Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Robert Poujade – Minister of Natural Protection and Environment
  • Bernard Stasi – Minister of Overseas Departments and Territories
  • Olivier Guichard – Minister of Housing, Tourism, Regional Planning, and Equipment
  • Yves Guéna – Minister of Transport
  • Joseph Comiti – Minister of Relations with Parliament
  • Michel Poniatowski – Minister of Public Health
  • Hubert Germain – Minister of Posts and Telecommunications
  • Philippe Malaud – Minister of Information
  • Jean Royer – Minister of Commerce and Craft Industry
  • Alain Peyrefitte – Minister of Administrative Reforms

Changes'

  • 23 October 1973 – Philippe Malaud becomes Minister of Civil Service. Jean-Philippe Lecat succeeds Malaud as Minister of Information

Messmer's Third Ministry, 1 March – 28 May 1974

  • Pierre Messmer – Prime Minister
  • Michel Jobert – Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Robert Galley – Minister of Armies
  • Jacques Chirac – Minister of the Interior
  • Valéry Giscard d'Estaing – Minister of Economy and Finance
  • Yves Guéna – Minister of Industry, Commerce, and Craft Industry
  • Georges Gorse – Minister of Labour, Employment, and Population
  • Jean Taittinger – Minister of Justice
  • Joseph Fontanet – Minister of National Education
  • Alain Peyrefitte – Minister of Cultural Affairs and Environment
  • Raymond Marcellin – Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Olivier Guichard – Minister of Regional Planning and Equipment
  • Hubert Germain – Minister of Relations with Parliament
  • Michel Poniatowski – Minister of Public Health
  • Jean Royer – Minister of Posts and Telecommunications
  • Jean-Philippe Lecat – Minister of Information

Changes

  • 11 April 1974 – Hubert Germain succeeds Royer as interim Minister of Posts and Telecommunications.



Preceded by:
Pierre Guillaumat
Minister of the Armies
1960–1969
Succeeded by:
Michel Debré
Preceded by:
Minister of Overseas Departments and Territories
1971–1972
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Jacques Chaban-Delmas
Prime Minister of France
1972–1974
Succeeded by:
Jacques Chirac
Preceded by:
René Pleven
interim Minister of Justice
1973
Succeeded by:
Jean Taittinger



Preceded by:
Maurice Schumann
Seat 13
Académie française
Succeeded by:
Current member







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