Georges Pompidou

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Georges Jean Raymond Pompidou (5 July 1911 – 2 April 1974) was a French politician. He was Prime Minister of France from 1962 to 1968, holding the longest tenure in this position, and later President of the French Republic from 1969 until his death in 1974.

He was born in the commune of Montboudif, in the department of Cantal in central France. After his khâgne at Lycée Louis-le-Grand, ... more »

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  • ''There are three roads to ruin; women, gambling and technicians. The most pleasant is with women, the quickest is with gambling, but the surest is with technicians.''
    Georges Pompidou (1911-1974), French president. Quoted in Sunday Telegraph (London, May 26, 1968).
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