Jean-Paul Proust

Jean-Paul Proust (3 March 1940 – 8 April 2010[1]) was a French and Monegasque civil servant. He served as the Minister of State of Monaco.

Jean-Paul Proust
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21st Minister of State of Monaco
In office
1 May 2005 – 29 March 2010
MonarchAlbert II
Preceded byPatrick Leclercq
Succeeded byMichel Roger
Personal details
Born(1940-03-03)3 March 1940
Vaas, Sarthe, France
Died8 April 2010(2010-04-08) (aged 70)
Marseille, France
Political partyIndependent
Alma materÉcole Nationale d'Administration

Early lifeEdit

Jean-Paul Proust was born on 3 March 1940 in Vaas, Sarthe, France.[2] He graduated from the École Nationale d'Administration.


He was a long-time member of the French civil service. He served as Prefect of Guadeloupe from November 1989 to July 1991 and as the chief of police of Paris from 2001 to 6 December 2004.

Likewise, he then served as the Monégasque Minister of State, a post equivalent to Prime Minister. As such, he had the honor of administering Prince Albert II his oath of office as Sovereign Prince of Monaco.[3] He held that position from 1 June 2005 to 29 March 2010, having been appointed three months earlier by the prince and the French government.

He was made a Grand Officer of the Order of Saint-Charles (25 March 2010).[4] He was the head of government of Monaco until 2010.


He died on 8 April 2010 at the age of 70.[5]


  1. ^ "April 2010".
  2. ^ Jean-Paul Proust's obituary Archived 10 July 2012 at
  3. ^ Bremner, Charles; Keeley, Graham (18 November 2005). "A-list absentees spoil prince's big day". The Times. Retrieved 3 April 2010.
  4. ^ Nomination by Sovereign Ordonnance n°2694 of 25 March 2010 (French)
  5. ^ Death of Mr Jean-Paul Proust, former Minister of State of the Principality of Monaco

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Political offices
Preceded by Minister of State of Monaco
Succeeded by