Jean Val Levasseur
|19th President of Zamastan|
September 22nd, 1908 – September 22nd, 1912
|Preceded by||Thomas Dubois|
|Succeeded by||Bret Mathis|
|Governor of Alenchon|
September 22nd, 1902 – September 22nd, 1908
|Born||August 10, 1874|
Alenchon, Alenchon, Zamastan
|Died||October 20, 1964 (Age: 90)|
Moulins, Redeemer’s Land, Zamastan
|Political party||Conservative Party|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
Jean Levasseur (born August 10, 1874 - died October 20, 1964) was a Zamastanian politician, statesman, conservationist, and writer who served as the 19th President of Zamastan, succeeding President Thomas Dubois in the 1908 Election and serving two terms from 1908 to 1912, losing his reelection bid to Bret Mathis. Prior to the presidency he served as a Congressman in Congressional Hall from 1898-1902 and was the Governor of Alenchon from 1902-08.
Levasseur was a sickly child with debilitating asthma but partly overcame his health problems by embracing a strenuous lifestyle. He integrated his exuberant personality, a vast range of interests and achievements into a rough persona defined by robust masculinity. His wife and mother both died in the same night and he was psychologically devastated. He recuperated by buying and operating a cattle ranch in Pahl Province near Coalmont.
Levasseur is most known for his leadership during the Elkjop War, particularly for the capture of the Vulkarian Pass, the independence of Vulkaria, and the aqcusition of the Holish Islands. As a member of the Blue Conservative Party, he became a driving force for anti-trust, social activism, and political reform policies. He embraced reforms to his domestic policies, promising the average citizen fairness, breaking of trusts, regulation of railroads, and pure food and drugs. He also prioritized conservation and established national parks, forests, and monuments intended to preserve the nation's natural resources.