Albert Sarraut was a delegate of the Radical Party in the French Parliament from 1902–1924. As governor general in Indochina (1911–1914, 1916–1919), he promoted participation of the population in the administration and reformed, for example, the education system. He was Minister of Colonies in 1920–1924 and 1932–1933, and Interior Minister from 1934–1935 and 1938–1940. In 1933 and 1936 respectively, he served for a few months as prime minister. In 1944–1945 he was incarcerated in a German concentration camp. After 1945, he dedicated himself increasingly to overseas policies.
Albert Sarraut (1872–1962), black-and-white photograph, date unknown, unknown photographer, Bain News Service; source: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division Washington, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pga.03196.