Ferdinand Sarrien

Jean Marie Ferdinand Sarrien (French: [fɛʁdinɑ̃ saʁjɛ̃]; (15 October 1840 – 28 November 1915) was a French politician of the Third Republic. He was born in Bourbon-Lancy, Saône-et-Loire and died in Paris. He headed a cabinet supported by the Bloc des gauches (Left-Wings Coalition) parliamentary majority.[1][2]

Ferdinand Sarrien
53rd Prime Minister of France
In office
12 March 1906  25 October 1906
Preceded byMaurice Rouvier
Succeeded byGeorges Clemenceau
Personal details
Born15 October 1840
Died28 November 1915(1915-11-28) (aged 75)
Political partyRadical Party


Ferdinand Sarrien was born on 15 October 1840 in Bourbon-Lancy. After studying law, he became a lawyer. During the Franco-Prussian War he was distinguished and was decorated. As a member of the Republican party, he became mayor of his hometown. However, in 1873, he was discharged by the monarchist cabinet of Albert de Broglie.

Sarrien's Ministry, 12 March – 25 October 1906


Political offices
Preceded by
Joseph Chaumié
Minister of Justice
Succeeded by
Jean François Edmond Guyot Dessaigne
Preceded by
Maurice Rouvier
Prime Minister of France
Succeeded by
Georges Clemenceau
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