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President Albert Lebrun (Third Republic, France)

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Albert Lebrun's standard - Image by Željko Heimer, 25 September 2004

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Biography of Albert Lebrun

Albert Lebrun (1871-1950) was appointed several times Minister between 1911 and 1920, and elected President of the Senate in 1931. He was the last President of the Third Republic, from 1932 to July 1940.
On 6 May 1932, between the two rounds of the legislative election, President of the Republic Paul Doumer (1857-1932), elected in 1931, was murdered by Gorguloff. Albert Lebrun, then President of the Senate, was elected pPesident of the Republic.
The mandate of Albert Lebrun was characterized by a great political instability (18 governments) and the increase of international threats. Lebrun brillantly graduated at the École Polytechnique, but he was very unassuming and did not play any significant role in the French politics.

Lebrun was reelected President of the Republic on 5 April 1939. On 10 July 1940, the two chambers gave the full powers to Marshal Pétain, which de facto ended the Third Republic and Albert Lebrun's mandate.

Ivan Sache, 25 September 2004

Flag of Albert Lebrun

Albert Lebrun's personal flag, as shown in Flaggenbuch [neu92] is a square Tricolore with the golden letters "AL" in the middle of the white stripe.

Ivan Sache, 25 September 2004