Daladier, Édouard (1884–1970), a French statesman. He attempted to appease Nazi Germany by signing the Munich Pact of 1938. A year later, he was leading France against Germany in World War II. Daladier was born in Carpentras, France. He was elected a deputy to the National Assembly, as a Radical Socialist, in 1919. He held various cabinet posts and was three times premier (1933, 1934, and 1938–40). When France fell, Daladier was arrested by the pro-Nazi Vichy government. After the war, he served as a deputy in the National Assembly, 1946–58.