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Study Report

Study Number: HA-504-001-1-1-France-ICPSR-1871

Subject Area: Elites and Leadership

Bibliographic Citation: French legislators, 1871-1940: biographical data.  [machine-readable data file] / Graham, James Q., Jr.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9050

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy and machine readable codebooks.

Abstract: This collection contains biographical data for all members of the French Chamber of Deputies and Senate who were elected to any of the legislatures from 1871 to 1940. Data were collected by the Principal Investigator using the following sources: Adolphe Robert and Gaston Cougny, Dictionnaire des Parlementaires Francais, Jean Jolly, Dictionnaire des Parlementaires Francais, Annuaire du Parlement, Tableau des Elections a la Chambre des Deputes, and Georges LaChapelle, Les Elections Legislatives des 26 avril et 10 mai 1914. There are 3,963 Deputies, 813 Senators, and 932 members who served in both chambers, for a total of 5,708 individual records. There are 111 variables per record, covering the legislator's dates of service, family background, age, education, profession, local and/or previous electoral service, party and political tendance, successful and unsuccessful campaigns, and department represented.

SUBJECT TERMS: biographical data. campaigns. demographic characteristics. education. election studies. elites. governmental officials. legislators. legislatures. natural record data. political attitudes and behavior. political party identification. representation. Chamber of Deputies. France.


Graham, James Q. ''Legislative Careers in the French Chamber and the United States House, 1871-1940'' Legislative Studies Quarterly 7(1982), pp. 37-56.

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