Augustin Guillaume

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Augustin Guillaume
Born (1895-07-30)30 July 1895
Guillestre, Hautes-Alpes, France
Died March 9, 1983(1983-03-09) (aged 87)
Guillestre, Hautes-Alpes, France
Allegiance  France
Service/branch French Army
Years of service 1913–1956
Rank Général d'armée
Commands held
Battles/wars World War I

World War II

Other work Mayor of Guillestre (1959–1971)

Augustin Léon Guillaume (30 July 1895–9 March 1983) was a French general. He served in the French Army beginning in 1913, during World War I and World War II. From August 1951 to May 1954, he served as the Resident-General in French Morocco, and was responsible for the deposition and exile of Mohammed V. He ended his career as Chief of the Defence Staff and Chairman of the NATO Chief of Staffs' Committee from 1954–1956.[1] He was born in Guillestre, Hautes-Alpes department, where he retired and served as the town's mayor. He died in Guillestre in 1983.