Queuille, Henri

Antoine-Henri Queuille

b. 31 Mar 1884, Neuvic d'Ussel, Corrèze
d. 15 Jun 1970, Paris

Title: Président du Conseil des ministres (President of the Council of Ministers)
Term: 11 Sep 1948 - 28 Oct 1949
Chronology: 11 Sep 1948, endorsed by the vote of investiture, session of the Assemblée nationale (National Assembly), Palais-Bourbon, Paris [1][2]
11 Sep 1948, appointed on the list of members of the Council of Ministers, decree of the President of the Republic [3]
28 Oct 1949, ceased to exercise the functions of office upon the appointment of a successor [4]
Term: 2 Jul 1950 - 12 Jul 1950
Chronology: 1 Jul 1950, endorsed by the vote of investiture, session of the Assemblée nationale (National Assembly), Palais-Bourbon, Paris [5][6]
2 Jul 1950, appointed on the list of members of the Council of Ministers, decree of the President of the Republic [7]
12 Jul 1950, ceased to exercise the functions of office upon the appointment of a successor [8]
Term: 10 Mar 1951 - 11 Aug 1951
Chronology: 10 Mar 1951, endorsed by the vote of investiture, session of the Assemblée nationale (National Assembly), Palais-Bourbon, Paris [9][10]
10 Mar 1951, appointed on the list of members of the Council of Ministers, decree of the President of the Republic [11]
11 Aug 1951, ceased to exercise the functions of office upon the appointment of a successor [12]
Biography:
Born in the family of a pharmacist; attended the Lycée de Tulle, Corrèze; earned a degree in medicine at the Faculty of Medicine in Paris; received doctorate (1908); entered civil service as municipal counsilor at Neuvic-d'Ussel, Corrèze; mayor of Neuvic-d'Ussel (1912-1941, 1945-1965); councilor general of the canton of Neuvic-d'Ussel (1913-1961); elected to the Chambre des députés (Chamber of Deputies), representing the département of Corrèze (1914-1935); shared radical and socialist views; as a doctor, participated in the World War I; served a short term as sub-secretary for agriculture (1919-1920); president of the general council of Corrèze (1921-1941); elected to the Sénat (1935-1941); during the Third Republic, he held a number of ministerial appointments: minister of agriculture (1924-1925, 1926, 1930, 1932-1934, 1938-1940), minister of public health care (1930-1931), minister of posts, telegraphs and telephones (1932), minister of public health care and physical education (1934-1935), minister of public works (1937-1938), and minister of supplies (1940); joined Charles de Gaulle in London (1943) and later became one of the leading figures of the Résistance; was appointed a member of the French Committee of National Liberation (Comité français de la Libération nationale) (9 Nov 1943 - 3 Jun 1944); served as commissioner of state in charge of interdepartmental relations (9 Nov 1943 - 4 Sep 1944); on a number of occasions (3 Jun 1944, 5 Jul 1944, 18 Aug 1944), he was entrusted to exercise the functions of President of the Committee of National Liberation in absence of de Gaulle (sometimes colloquially referred to as vice president of the Committee in the literature); failed to win a seat in the of the first (1945-1946) and second (1946) Assemblée nationale constituante (Constituent National Assembly); elected on the radical list to the Assemblée nationale (National Assembly), representing Corrèze (1946-1958); minister of state (26 Jul 1948 - 5 Sep 1948, 11 Aug 1951 - 20 Jan 1952) in the cabinets of André Marie and René Pleven; minister of public works, transportation and tourism (5 Sep 1948 - 11 Sep 1948); three times served as President of the Council of Ministers (11 Sep 1948 - 28 Oct 1949, 2 Jul 1950 - 12 Jul 1950, 10 Mar 1951 - 11 Aug 1951); during the second Queuille government, France joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (4 Apr 1949); minister of finance and economic affaires (11 Sep 1948 - 12 Jan 1949); Vice-President of the Council of Ministers (28 Oct 1949 - 2 Jul 1950, 8 Mar 1952 - 19 Jun 1954); minister of the interior (7 Feb 1950 - 11 Aug 1951); unsuccessful candidate at the presidential elections (17 Dec 1953 - 20 Dec 1953).
Biographical sources: "Henri Queuille en son temps (1884-1970): biographie," by Francis de Tarr (La Table Ronde, 1995).
Elections:

Vote of investiture (10 Sep 1948 - 11 Sep 1948)
votes cast 547
constitutional majority 311
in favour 351
against 196

Vote of investiture (30 Jun 1950 - 1 Jul 1950)
votes cast 571
constitutional majority 311
in favour 363
against 208

Vote of investiture (9 Mar 1951 - 10 Mar 1951)
votes cast 564
constitutional majority 311
in favour 359
against 205
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° 119. Samedi 11 Septembre 1948. P. 6505-6506; 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° 79. Samedi 1er Juillet 1950. P. 5341-5342; 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° 37. Samedi 10 Mars 1951. P. 1825-1826.

[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° 119. Samedi 11 Septembre 1948. P. 6471-6491.
[2] The session of the National Assembly started at 17:40 10 Sep 1948 and continued to 00:15 11 Sep 1948; the results of the vote of investiture were announced at 00:10 11 Sep 1948.
[3] Journal officiel de la République française. Lois et Décrets. N° 217. Dimanche 12 Septembre 1948. P. 9010.
[4] Journal officiel de la République française. Lois et Décrets. N° 255. Vendredi 28 Octobre 1949. P. 10766.
[5] 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° 79. Samedi 1er Juillet 1950. P. 5308-5336
[6] The session of the National Assembly started at 17:00 30 Jun 1950 and continued to 03:05 1 Jul 1950; the results of the vote of investiture were announced at 03:00 1 Jul 1950.
[7] Journal officiel de la République française. Lois et Décrets. N° 157. Lundi 3 Juillet 1950. P. 7131.
[8] Journal officiel de la République française. Lois et Décrets. N° 166. Jeudi 20 Juillet 1950. P. 7563.
[9] 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° 37. Samedi 10 Mars 1951. P. 1795-1812
[10] The session of the National Assembly started at 17:00 9 Mar 1951 and continued to 00:20 10 Mar 1951; the results of the vote of investiture were announced at 00:15 10 Mar 1951.
[11] Journal officiel de la République française. Lois et Décrets. N° 61. Dimanche 11 Mars 1951. P. 2642.
[12] Journal officiel de la République française. Lois et Décrets. N° 188. Samedi 11 Août 1951. P. 8747.
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