Casimir-Perier, Jean Paul Pierre (zhäN pōl pyĕr käzēmērˈ-pĕryāˈ) [key], 1847–1907, French president (June, 1894–Jan., 1895). He held several cabinet posts before serving as premier in 1893. He created the ministry of colonies and acted to suppress anarchist activities. In 1894 he succeeded Sadi Carnot as president of the French republic. He was attacked by the increasingly important left-wing parties and resigned early in 1895. Félix Faure succeeded him.
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