France: Heads of Government: 1871-1940

The terms of holding the office are defined in accordance with the dates of signing of the decrees on appointment/discharge published in JORF (1871-1920) and JORF - Lois et décrets (1921-1940).
Vice-président du Conseil des ministres
2 Sep 1871 - 25 May 1873 Jules-Armand-Stanislas Dufaure
25 May 1873 - 22 May 1874 Jacques Victor Albert, duc de Broglie
22 May 1874 - 10 Mar 1875 Ernest Louis Octave Courtot de Cissey
10 Mar 1875 - 23 Feb 1876 Louis Joseph Buffet
23 Feb 1876 - 9 Mar 1876 Jules-Armand-Stanislas Dufaure (x)
Président du Conseil des ministres
9 Mar 1876 - 12 Dec 1876 Jules-Armand-Stanislas Dufaure (x)
12 Dec 1876 - 17 May 1877 Jules Simon [1]
17 May 1877 - 23 Nov 1877 Jacques Victor Albert, duc de Broglie (x)
23 Nov 1877 - 13 Dec 1877 Gaëtan de Rochebouët
13 Dec 1877 - 4 Feb 1879 Jules-Armand-Stanislas Dufaure (x)
4 Feb 1879 - 28 Dec 1879 William Henry Waddington
28 Dec 1879 - 23 Sep 1880 Charles de Freycinet
23 Sep 1880 - 14 Nov 1881 Jules Ferry
14 Nov 1881 - 30 Jan 1882 Léon Gambetta
30 Jan 1882 - 7 Aug 1882 Charles de Freycinet (x)
7 Aug 1882 - 29 Jan 1883 Charles Duclerc
29 Jan 1883 - 21 Feb 1883 Armand Fallières
21 Feb 1883 - 6 Apr 1885 Jules Ferry (x)
6 Apr 1885 - 7 Jan 1886 Henri Brisson
7 Jan 1886 - 11 Dec 1886 Charles de Freycinet (x)
11 Dec 1886 - 30 May 1887 René Goblet
30 May 1887 - 12 Dec 1887 Maurice Rouvier
12 Dec 1887 - 3 Apr 1888 Pierre Tirard
3 Apr 1888 - 22 Feb 1889 Charles Floquet
22 Feb 1889 - 17 Mar 1890 Pierre Tirard (x)
17 Mar 1890 - 27 Feb 1892 Charles de Freycinet (x)
27 Feb 1892 - 6 Dec 1892 Émile Loubet
6 Dec 1892 - 4 Apr 1893 Alexandre Ribot
4 Apr 1893 - 3 Dec 1893 Charles Dupuy
3 Dec 1893 - 30 May 1894 Jean Casimir-Perier
30 May 1894 - 26 Jan 1895 Charles Dupuy (x)
26 Jan 1895 - 1 Nov 1895 Alexandre Ribot (x)
1 Nov 1895 - 29 Apr 1896 Léon Bourgeois
29 Apr 1896 - 28 Jun 1898 Jules Méline
28 Jun 1898 - 1 Nov 1898 Henri Brisson (x)
1 Nov 1898 - 22 Jun 1899 Charles Dupuy (x)
22 Jun 1899 - 7 Jun 1902 Pierre Waldeck-Rousseau
7 Jun 1902 - 24 Jan 1905 Émile Combes
24 Jan 1905 - 14 Mar 1906 Maurice Rouvier (x)
14 Mar 1906 - 25 Oct 1906 Ferdinand Sarrien
25 Oct 1906 - 24 Jul 1909 Georges Clemenceau
24 Jul 1909 - 2 Mar 1911 Aristide Briand
2 Mar 1911 - 27 Jun 1911 Ernest Monis
27 Jun 1911 - 14 Jan 1912 Joseph Caillaux
14 Jan 1912 - 21 Jan 1913 Raymond Poincaré
21 Jan 1913 - 22 Mar 1913 Aristide Briand (x)
22 Mar 1913 - 9 Dec 1913 Louis Barthou
9 Dec 1913 - 9 Jun 1914 Gaston Doumergue
9 Jun 1914 - 13 Jun 1914 Alexandre Ribot (x)
13 Jun 1914 - 29 Oct 1915 René Viviani
29 Oct 1915 - 20 Mar 1917 Aristide Briand (x)
20 Mar 1917 - 12 Sep 1917 Alexandre Ribot (x)
12 Sep 1917 - 16 Nov 1917 Paul Painlevé
16 Nov 1917 - 20 Jan 1920 Georges Clemenceau (x)
20 Jan 1920 - 24 Sep 1920 Alexandre Millerand
24 Sep 1920 - 16 Jan 1921 Georges Leygues
16 Jan 1921 - 15 Jan 1922 Aristide Briand (x)
15 Jan 1922 - 9 Jun 1924 Raymond Poincaré (x)
9 Jun 1924 - 14 Jun 1924 Frédéric François-Marsal
14 Jun 1924 - 17 Apr 1925 Édouard Herriot
17 Apr 1925 - 28 Nov 1925 Paul Painlevé (x)
28 Nov 1925 - 19 Jul 1926 Aristide Briand (x)
19 Jul 1926 - 23 Jul 1926 Édouard Herriot (x)
23 Jul 1926 - 29 Jul 1929 Raymond Poincaré (x)
29 Jul 1929 - 3 Nov 1929 Aristide Briand (x)
3 Nov 1929 - 21 Feb 1930 André Tardieu
21 Feb 1930 - 2 Mar 1930 Camille Chautemps
2 Mar 1930 - 13 Dec 1930 André Tardieu (x)
13 Dec 1930 - 27 Jan 1931 Théodore Steeg
27 Jan 1931 - 20 Feb 1932 Pierre Laval
20 Feb 1932 - 3 Jun 1932 André Tardieu (x)
3 Jun 1932 - 18 Dec 1932 Édouard Herriot (x)
18 Dec 1932 - 31 Jan 1933 Joseph Paul-Boncour
31 Jan 1933 - 26 Oct 1933 Édouard Daladier
26 Oct 1933 - 26 Nov 1933 Albert Sarraut
26 Nov 1933 - 30 Jan 1934 Camille Chautemps (x)
30 Jan 1934 - 9 Feb 1934 Édouard Daladier (x)
9 Feb 1934 - 8 Nov 1934 Gaston Doumergue (x)
8 Nov 1934 - 1 Jun 1935 Pierre-Étienne Flandin
1 Jun 1935 - 7 Jun 1935 Fernand Bouisson
7 Jun 1935 - 24 Jan 1936 Pierre Laval (x)
24 Jan 1936 - 4 Jun 1936 Albert Sarraut (x)
4 Jun 1936 - 22 Jun 1937 Léon Blum
22 Jun 1937 - 13 Mar 1938 Camille Chautemps (x)
13 Mar 1938 - 10 Apr 1938 Léon Blum (x)
10 Apr 1938 - 21 Mar 1940 Édouard Daladier (x)
21 Mar 1940 - 16 Jun 1940 Paul Reynaud
16 Jun 1940 - 11 Jul 1940 Philippe Pétain

[1] Original name: François-Jules Suisse
Last updated on: 27 Aug 2014 12:53:01