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Auguste Champetier de Ribes (July 30, 1882, Antony, Hauts-de-Seine - March 6, 1947, Parismarker) was a Frenchmarker politician and jurist.

A devout Catholic, he was an early follower of Albert de Mun and social Christianity. Wounded in the First World War, he was elected to the Chamber of Deputies from the Basses-Pyrénéesmarker as a Christian democrat (PDP) from 1924 to 1934. He was Senator from 1934 to 1940. He served as a junior minister or minister in various governments led by André Tardieu, Édouard Daladier, Paul Reynaud, and Pierre Laval.

In 1940, he was amongst the 80 parliamentarians that refused to give Pétain full powers (see The Vichy 80) and served in the Combat resistance movement. An early support of Charles de Gaulle, he was named by the Provisional Government of the French Republic as the French representative during the Nuremberg Trialsmarker. Upon his return, he was elected President of the Council of the Republic (the name given to the body now known as the French Senatemarker) by the benefit of age. He had tied Communist Georges Marrane, but was elected because he was older than Marrane. Two days later, he was the defeated MRP candidate in the French presidential election, 1947. His health prevented him from assuming his role as President of the Council and died in office.


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