René Monory in 1986
|President of the Senate of France|
2 October 1992 – 1 October 1998
|Preceded by||Alain Poher|
|Succeeded by||Christian Poncelet|
|French Minister of National Education|
20 March 1986 – 10 May 1988
|Prime Minister||Jacques Chirac|
|Preceded by||Jean-Pierre Chevènement|
|Succeeded by||Lionel Jospin|
|French Minister of the Economy|
31 March 1978 – 22 May 1981
|President||Valéry Giscard d'Estaing|
|Prime Minister||Raymond Barre|
|Preceded by||Raymond Barre|
|Succeeded by||Jacques Delors|
|Born||6 June 1923|
|Died||11 April 2009 (aged 85)|
Monory first became a Senator in 1968. A member of the Union for French Democracy (UDF), he was Minister of Economy and Finance (1978–1981) in the government of Raymond Barre. He was President of the Regional Council of Poitou-Charentes from March 1985 to March 1986. He later served as Minister of Education (1986–1988) in the government of Jacques Chirac. He succeeded Alain Poher as President of the Senate in 1992. 
He served as President of the Senate for two terms. He was defeated for re-election to the post on 1 October 1998, withdrawing after the first round of voting; Christian Poncelet was elected in the third round.
He died in Loudun, aged 85.
- Minister of Industry, Commerce and Handicrafts : 1977–1978
- Minister of Economy : 1978–1981
- Minister of National Education : 1986–1988
Senate of France
- President of the Senate of France : 1992–1998. Reelected in 1995.
- Senator of the Vienne (departement) : 1968–1977, 1981–1986, 1986–2004. Elected in 1968, reelected in 1977 (But he stays minister), 1986 (But he stays minister), 1995.
- President of the Regional Council of Poitou-Charentes: 1985–1986.
- Regional councillor of Poitou-Charentes: 1973–1989 (Resignation). Elected in 1986.
- President of the General council of the Vienne: 1977–2004. Reelected in 1979, 1982, 1985, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2001.
- General councillor of the Vienne: 1961–2004. Reelected in 1967, 1973, 1979, 1985, 1992, 1998.
- Mayor of Loudun: 1959–1999 (resignation). Reelected in 1965, 1971, 1977, 1983, 1989, 1995.
- Municipal councillor of Loudun: 1959–1999 (resignation). Reelected in 1965, 1971, 1977, 1983, 1989, 1995.
Community of communes Council
- Le Monde: 'L'ancien président du Sénat René Monory est mort'
- Corbett, Anne (26 April 2009). "Obituary: René Monory". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
- "Gaullist elected as speaker of French upper house", France 2 TV teletext (nl.newsbank.com), 2 October 1998.
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