Casimir-Perier, Jean

Jean-Paul-Pierre Casimir-Perier

b. 8 Nov 1847, Paris
d. 11 Mar 1907, Paris

Title: Président du Conseil des ministres (President of the Council of Ministers)
Term: 3 Dec 1893 - 30 May 1894
Chronology: 3 Dec 1893, appointed, decree of the President of the Republic [1]
30 May 1894, discharged, decree of the President of the Republic [2]
Biography:
Son of Auguste Périer (from 14 Mar 1874 Auguste Casimir-Périer), diplomat and minister of the interior (1871-1872, 1873); studied law at Lycée Bonaparte (1862-1866); served as a captain during the Franco-German War (1870-1871); general counselor for Nogent-sur-Seine (1873-1876); elected to the Chambre des députés (Chamber of Deputies) as a left republican from the Aube département (1876-1883, 1883-1894); under-secretary for public education, arts and cults (20 Dec 1877 - 5 Feb 1879); under-secretary for war (17 Oct 1883 - 3 Jan 1885); served as vice-president (12 Jan 1886 - 11 Jan 1893) and president (11 Jan 1893 - 5 Dec 1893) of the Chamber of Deputies; President of the Council of Ministers and minister for foreign affairs (3 Dec 1893 - 30 May 1894); for the second time elected president of the Chamber of Deputies (2 Jun 1894 - 27 Jun 1894); following the assassination of President Sadi Carnot, he was elected (27 Jun 1894) President of the Republic; resigned after six months in office (16 Jan 1895); retired from politics; refused a proposal of President Émile Loubet to form a Cabinet (1899).
Biographical sources: Dansette (1953)

[1] JORF, No. 328, 3 Dec 1893, p. 5953.
[2] JORF, No. 145, 31 May 1894, p. 2477.
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