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(3881) Doumergua

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1925 VF. Discovered 1925 Nov. 15 by B. Jekhovsky at Algiers.

Named in memory of Gaston Doumergue (1863–1937), president of France during 1924–1931, and his wife. (M 22500)

This name was proposed for 1925 VF by the discoverer in 1933 in J. Obs., Vol. 17, p. 102, long before the enactment of the rule excluding contemporary politicians from being honored with minor planets.

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