From 1972 until 1994, this French politician served as General Secretary of his country's Communist Party. He ran for President of France in 1981, but received just over fifteen percent of the total vote.His politically-themed publications include Démocratie (Democracy) and Les Communistes et les Paysans (The Communists and the Peasants).Like Marchais, the famous philosopher and author Albert Camus was a member of the French Communist Party.BEFORE FAME
In the years leading up to World War II, he worked as a mechanic. Several years later, he held an executive position with the Metal Workers' Union of France's Seine department.PERSONAL LIFE
Born in the northern French commune of La Hoguette, he was raised in the Roman Catholic faith.FUN FACTS
Politician Georges Marchais were born on Monday, in a leap year, birthstone is Pearl, the seaon was Spring in the Chinese year of Monkey, it is 153 days until Georges Marchais next birthday.
Jan. 05 1911