Marie, André

André-Désiré-Paul Marie

b. 3 Dec 1897, Honfleur, Calvados
d. 12 Jun 1974, Rouen, Seine-Maritime

Title: Président du Conseil des ministres (President of the Council of Ministers)
Term: 24 Jul 1948 - 2 Sep 1948
Chronology: 24 Jul 1948, endorsed by the vote of investiture, session of the Assemblée nationale (National Assembly), Palais-Bourbon, Paris [1]
24 Jul 1948, appointed, decree of the President of the Republic [2]
2 Sep 1948, ceased to exercise the functions of office upon the appointment of a successor [3]
Biography:
Educated at the Collège de Honfleur and Lycée Corneille, Rouen; mobilized to the army (1916); distinguished himself as artillery soldier; rose to the rank of lieutenant; attended a law school at Rouen; admitted to the bar (1921); engaged in politics as a member of the radical party; elected to the Chambre des députés (Chamber of Deputies), representing the département of Seine-Inférieure (1928-1942); municipal councilor of Rouen (from 1925); councilor general of the canton of Pavilly (from 1928); served as sub-secretary of state for affairs of Alsace-Lorraine (26 Oct 1933 - 26 Nov 1933) and sub-secretary for foreign affairs (30 Jan 1934 - 9 Feb 1934); represented France as assistant delegate at the 14th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the League of Nations (23 Sep 1933 - 11 Oct 1933); participated in World War II, was captured, released (1941); as an opponent of the Vichy regime, he was arrested (12 Sep 1943) and sent to Buchenwald; after the liberation of France, he was elected mayor of Barentin (1945-1974); elected a member of the first (1945-1946) and second (1946) Assemblée nationale constituante (Constituent National Assembly); elected to the Assemblée nationale (National Assembly) as a deputy for Seine-Inférieure (1946-1962, renamed Seine-Maritime in 1955); was a member of cabinets of Paul Ramadier and Robert Schuman as minister of justice (22 Jan 1947 - 26 Jul 1948), supervised the trials of collaborationists; formed the government of entente républicaine (socialists and Parti républicain de la liberté), where he took the office of President of the Council of Ministers (24 Jul 1948 - 2 Sep 1948); government and its program were approved by the Assembly 27 Jul 1948; resigned after less than two months; vice-president of the Council of Ministers (5 Sep 1948 - 13 Feb 1949); served another term as minister of justice (11 Sep 1948 - 13 Feb 1949) and later as minister of education (11 Aug 1951 - 19 Jun 1954); failed to obtain the required majority during the confidence vote in the National Assembly (18 Jun 1953) to form another government.
Biographical sources: Dictionnaire des parlementaires français 1940-1958, 5:283-285.
Elections:

Vote of investiture (24 Jul 1948)
votes cast 542
constitutional majority 311
in favour 352
against 190
Source of electoral results: Journal officiel de la République française. Débats parlementaires. Compte rendu in extenso des séances de l'Assemblée nationale et du Conseil de la République. N° 90. Dimanche 25 Juillet 1948. P. 4909-4910.

[1] Journal officiel de la République française. Débats parlementaires. Compte rendu in extenso des séances de l'Assemblée nationale et du Conseil de la République. N° 90. Dimanche 25 Juillet 1948. P. 4880-4895.
[2] Journal officiel de la République française. Lois et Décrets. N° 174. Dimanche 25 Juillet 1948. P. 7267.
[3] Journal officiel de la République française. Lois et Décrets. N° 208. Jeudi 2 Septembre 1948. P. 8658.
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