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FrenchBorn Claude Jacqueline CAHOUR

Wife of President of France Georges Pompidou

Born on November 13, 1912 in Château-Gontier, France , France

Died on July 03, 2007 in Paris, France

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She was born Claude Jacqueline Cahour in Château-Gontier, Mayenne, one of two daughters of a doctor. Her mother died when she was three years old.

She moved to Paris to study law. She met Georges Pompidou, her future husband, during the first year of her studies; he was then working as a literature teacher at a lycée. The couple married in 1935. Their adopted son, Alain Pompidou, was born in 1942.


Georges Pompidou fought in the Battle of France in the Second World War, before resuming his career as a teacher. He joined the staff of Charles de Gaulle after France was liberated. He joined de Rothschild Frères as a banker in 1953, and became general manager of a bank in 1956.

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