Born: Oct 15, 1878 AD
Died: 1966 AD, at 87 years of age.
1878 - Born in Barcelonnette, France on the 15th of October.
1919 - He was first elected as part of the conservative "Blue Horizon" bloc, Reynaud shortly thereafter switched his allegiance to the center-right Alliance Démocratique party.
1920 - Reynaud developed a reputation for laxity on German reparations, at a time when many in the French government backed harsher terms for Germany.
1928 - Representing Basses-Alpes.
1930 - Reynaud held several cabinet posts.
1932 - He clashed with members of his party after over French foreign and defense policy and was not given another cabinet position until 1938.
1938 - Reynaud returned to the cabinet as Minister of Justice under Édouard Daladier.
1946 - Reynaud was made again a member of the Chamber of Deputies.
1952-1953 - His attempts to form governments in the turbulent politics of the French Fourth Republic were failures.
1962 - Reynaud denounced his old friend de Gaulle's attempt to eliminate the electoral college system in favor of direct vote.
1966 - Died on the 21st of September at Neuilly-sur-Seine, leaving a number of writings.
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