Presidents, France

Presidents of France since 1871

Adolphe Thiers      31 August 1871 – 24 May 1873

Patrice de Mac-Mahon      24 May 1873 – 30 January 1879

Jules Grévy 30 January 1879 – 2 December 1887

Marie François Sadi Carnot   3 December 1887 – 25 June 1894 (assassinated)

Jean Casimir-Perier  27 June 1894 – 16 January 1895

Félix Faure  17 January 1895 – 16 February 1899 (died in office)

Émile Loubet  18 February 1899 – 18 February 1906

Armand Falliéres   18 February 1906 – 18 February 1913

Raymond Poincaré   18 February 1913 – 18 February 1920

Paul Deschanel    18 February 1920 – 21 September 1920

Alexandre Millerand  23 September 1920 – 11 June 1924

Gaston Doumergue     13 June 1924 – 13 June 1931

Paul Doumer  13 June 1931 – 7 May 1932 (assassinated)

Albert Lebrun     10 May 1932 – 11 July 1940 (deposed)

Note:  The office of the President of the French Republic did not exist until Vincent Auriol became the President of the Fourth Republic

Vincent Auriol       16 January 1947 – 16 January 1954

René Coty      16 January 1954 – 8 January 1959

Fifth FrenchRepublic

Charles de Gaulle 8 January 1959 – 28 April 1969

Alain Poher    28 April 1969 – 20 June 1969 (acting)

Georges Pompidou  20 June 1969 – 3 April 1974 (died in office)

Alain Poher 3 April 1974 – 27 May 1974 (Acting)

Valéry Giscard d’Estaing   27 May 1974 – 21 May 1981

Francois Mitterand   21 May 1981 – 17 May 1995

Jacques Chirac     17 May 1995 – 16 May 2007

Nicolas Sarkozy 16 May 2007 –