Jassuda Bédarrides

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Jassuda Bédarrides
Born April 2, 1804
Aix-en-Provence, France
Died February 4, 1882
Aix-en-Provence, France
Residence 7 Rue Mignet
13100, Aix-en-Provence
Nationality French
Occupation Lawyer
Politician
Relatives Salomon Bédarrides (brother)
Benjamin Abram (nephew)

Jassuda Bédarrides (1804-1882) was a French lawyer and politician. He served as the Mayor of Aix-en-Provence from 1848 to 1849. As such, he was the first Jewish Mayor of this city.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Jassuda Bédarrides was born in a Jewish family on April 2, 1804 in Aix-en-Provence.[1][2] He had a brother, Salomon Bédarrides, who went on to serve as the Mayor of Aix-en-Provence from 1877 to 1884.[3] He also had a sister, Précieuse Bédarrides, who married Abraham Abram, a Jewish businessman from Marseille; their son, Benjamin Abram (1846-1938), went on to serve as the Mayor of Aix-en-Provence from 1888 to 1896.[1]

Career[edit]

He started his career as a lawyer, becoming the first Jewish lawyer in Aix-en-Provence.[1][4] He wrote several books about jurisprudence.[2][4] He also served as bâtonnier.[2][4]

A supporter of the Republic, he embarked upon a career in politics. He served as the Mayor of Aix-en-Provence from March 12, 1848 to May 18, 1849.[2][4][5] As such, he became the first Jewish Mayor of this city. In April 1848, he planted the Tree of Freedom on the Place des Precheurs to celebrate the French Republic.[2] During his tenure, he also commissioned the construction of new buildings for factory workers and a new slaughterhouse (demolished and now the Pasino), as well as the restoration of a lycee and of a museum.[2] He also served on the General Council[2]

Later, he served as a member of the Consistory of Marseille.[4] He also became an officer of the Legion of Honour on July 13, 1880.[2][4]

Personal life[edit]

He resided at number 7 on the Rue Bellegarde (now known as the Rue Mignet) in Aix.[2]

Death[edit]

He died on February 4, 1882 in Aix-en-Provence.[2]

Legacy[edit]

The Rue Bédarrides in Aix-en-Provence is named in his honour and his brother's.[2][6]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Traité des faillites et banqueroutes ou commentaire de la loi du 28 mai 1838
  • Traité du dol et de la fraude en matière civile et commerciale
  • De la lettre de change, des billets à ordre et de la prescription
  • Des achats et ventes
  • Des chemins de fer au point de vue du transport des voyageurs et des marchandises

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Charles Cohen, Les Grandes Figures du barreau d'Aix-en-Provence, Paris: Société des Écrivains, 2004, p. 154.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Les Rues d'Aix
  3. ^ Gilles Pollet, Élites et pouvoirs locaux: la France du Sud-Est sous la Troisième République : actes des journées d'études, Lyon, 21 et 22 mars 1996, Presses universitaires de Lyon, 1999, p. 189 [1]
  4. ^ a b c d e f L'Univers israélite: journal des principes conservateurs du judaisme, 1832, p. 408 [2]
  5. ^ Paul Masson, Les Bouches-du-Rhône: encyclopédie départementale, Archives départmentales des Bouches-du-Rhône, 1929, Volume 5, p. 261 [3]
  6. ^ Google Maps
Political offices
Preceded by
Antoine Aude
Mayor of Aix-en-Provence
1848-1849
Succeeded by
Michel Toussaint