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(Fran?ois Paul) Jules Gr?vy

(1807-1891), President of the French Republic

Sitter in 6 portraits
Jules Grévy's term as President (1879-87) confirmed the establishment of the Third Republic (1870-1940) in France. Grévy became an advocate in 1837 and was elected to the Constituent Assembly in 1848. After the fall of the Empire, he was chosen as President of the Assembly in 1871, and occupied this position until 1873. In 1876, he was elected President of the Chamber of Deputies, a post that he filled with such efficiency that upon the resignation of Marshal MacMahon in 1879 he was elected, without opposition by the republican parties, as President of the Republic.

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(François Paul) Jules Grévy, by Th?obald Chartran ('T') - NPG 4707(11)

(François Paul) Jules Grévy

by Th?obald Chartran ('T')
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 12 July 1879
NPG 4707(11)

(François Paul) Jules Grévy, by Braun & Co (Adolphe Braun) - NPG Ax17895

(François Paul) Jules Grévy

by Braun & Co (Adolphe Braun)
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax17895

(François Paul) Jules Grévy ('Statesmen. No. 309.'), by Th?obald Chartran ('T') - NPG D43913

(François Paul) Jules Grévy ('Statesmen. No. 309.')

by Th?obald Chartran ('T')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 12 July 1879
NPG D43913

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(François Paul) Jules Grévy

by Thi?bault
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG x74523


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