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Pierre Messmer
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Pierre Messmer in 1988
Prime Minister of France
In office
6 July 1972 – 27 May 1974
President Georges Pompidou
Preceded by Jacques Chaban-Delmas
Succeeded by Jacques Chirac
Personal details
Born
Pierre Joseph Auguste Messmer

20 March 1916
Vincennes, Seine (now Val-de-Marne), France
Died 29 August 2007(2007-08-29) (aged 91)
Paris, France
Political party UDR
Occupation Civil Servant

Pierre Joseph Auguste Messmer (French pronunciation: [pjɛʁ mɛsmɛʁ]; 20 March 1916 – 29 August 2007) was a French Gaullist politician. He was Minister of Armies under Charles de Gaulle from 1960 to 1969 and then as Prime Minister under Georges Pompidou from 1972 to 1974.

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