Georges Leygues
Georges Leygues was a French politician of the Third Republic
French Third Republic
The French Third Republic was the republican government of France from 1870, when the Second French Empire collapsed due to the French defeat in the Franco-Prussian War, to 1940, when France was overrun by Nazi Germany during World War II, resulting in the German and Italian occupations of France...

. During his time as Minister of Marine he worked with the navy's chief of staff Henri Salaun
Henri Salaun (admiral)
Vice admiral Henri Salaun was an admiral in the French Navy. From 1 February 1920 to 1 February 1921, and again from 22 July 1924 to 31 December 1927, he was Chief of Staff of the French Navy...

 in unsuccessful attempts to gain naval re-armament priority for government funding over army rearmament such as the Maginot Line
Maginot Line
The Maginot Line , named after the French Minister of War André Maginot, was a line of concrete fortifications, tank obstacles, artillery casemates, machine gun posts, and other defences, which France constructed along its borders with Germany and Italy, in light of its experience in World War I,...


He was born in Villeneuve-sur-Lot
Villeneuve-sur-Lot is a town and commune in the Lot-et-Garonne department in south-western France. The commune was formerly named Villeneuve-d'Agen....

, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine
Aquitaine , archaic Guyenne/Guienne , is one of the 27 regions of France, in the south-western part of metropolitan France, along the Atlantic Ocean and the Pyrenees mountain range on the border with Spain. It comprises the 5 departments of Dordogne, :Lot et Garonne, :Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Landes...

, France.

Leygues's Ministry, 24 September 1920 – 16 January 1921

  • Georges Leygues – President of the Council
    President of the Council
    President of the Council can refer to:*President of the Council of Ministers*Lord President of the Council...

     and Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • André Lefèvre – Minister of War
  • Théodore Steeg
    Théodore Steeg
    Théodore Steeg was a French politician of the Third Republic, deputy of the Seine from 1906 to 1914 and senator of the same department from 1914 to 1940....

     – Minister of the Interior
  • Frédéric François-Marsal
    Frédéric François-Marsal
    Frédéric François-Marsal was a French Politician of the Third Republic, who served briefly as Prime Minister in 1924. Due to his premiership he also served for two days as the Acting President of the French Republic between resignation of Alexandre Millerand and election of Gaston...

     – Minister of Finance
  • Paul Jourdain – Minister of Labour
  • Gustave L'Hopiteau – Minister of Justice
  • Adolphe Landry – Minister of Marine
  • André Honnorat – Minister of Public Instruction and Fine Arts
  • André Maginot
    André Maginot
    André Maginot was a French civil servant, soldier, and Member of Parliament. He is undoubtedly best known for his advocacy for the string of forts that would be known as the Maginot Line.- Early years, to World War I :...

     – Minister of War Pensions, Grants, and Allowances
  • Joseph Ricard – Minister of Agriculture
  • Albert Sarraut
    Albert Sarraut
    Albert-Pierre Sarraut was a French Radical politician, twice Prime Minister during the Third Republic.Sarraut was born in Bordeaux, Gironde, France.He was Governor-General of French Indochina, from 1912 to 1919....

     – Minister of Colonies
  • Yves Le Trocquer – Minister of Public Works
  • Auguste Isaac – Minister of Commerce and Industry
  • Émile Ogier – Minister of Liberated Regions

  • 16 December 1920 – Flaminius Raiberti succeeds Lefèvre as Minister of War.


Two French warships have been named for Georges Leygues:
  • a light cruiser Georges Leygues
    French cruiser Georges Leygues
    The Georges Leygues was a French light cruiser of the La Galissonnière class. During World War II, she served with both the Vichy France and Allies. She was named for the prominent 19th and 20th century French politician Georges Leygues....

     that served in World War II
  • an F70-type
    Georges Leygues class frigate
    The Georges Leygues class is a class of anti-submarine frigates of the French Navy. They are polyvalent , due to their Exocet and Crotale missile complement, making them especially suitable for defence of strategic positions, demonstrations, or highseas escorts.The superstructures were built as to...

     frigate Georges Leygues in current service
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