The New Student's Reference Work/Loubet, Émile
Loubet (lōō'bā'), Émile, president of France, was born at Marsanne, Dec. 31, 1838. Early in life he took to the study of law and practiced at Montélimar, at the same time taking a prominent part in public life. In 1876 he was elected to the chamber of deputies as a Republican; in 1885 to the senate, of which he became president and also president of the council. On the death of President Faure Loubet was elected to succeed him as head of the Republic. During his term of office (1899-1906), he was popular with all classes and greatly respected and liked.