Paul DoumerPaul Doumer
- May 6
) was the President of France
from May 13
to his death.
Born in Aurillac, in the Cantal département, in France.
He was Governor General of Indochina from 1897 to 1902.
He was elected President of the French Republic in 1931, defeating Aristide Briand.
He was assassinated in Paris at the opening of a book fair by Paul Gorguloff, a Russian emigre.
See also: Politics of France
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