Jean Duvieusart

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Jean Duvieusart
Prime Minister of Belgium
In office
8 June 1950 – 16 August 1950
Monarch Charles (Regent)
Preceded by Gaston Eyskens
Succeeded by Joseph Pholien
Personal details
Born (1900-04-10)10 April 1900
Les Bons Villers, Belgium
Died 10 October 1977(1977-10-10) (aged 77)
Charleroi, Belgium
Political party Christian Social Party

Jean Pierre Duvieusart (10 April 1900 – 10 October 1977) was a Belgian Catholic politician of the PSC-CVP who served as Prime Minister of Belgium (1950).

Political career[edit]

Jean Duvieusart became a member of the Chamber of Representatives in 1944, serving until 1949, when he became a member of he Senate.

Duvieusart served as minister of Economic affairs (1947-1950 en 1952-1954).

In 1950 he served two months as the 36th Prime Minister of Belgium but he resigned after the abdication of King Leopold III.

He was president of the European Parliament (1964–1965).

He left the PSC in 1965 and became president of the Rassemblement wallon and the Front Démocratique des Bruxellois Francophones (FDF) (1968–1972).

See also[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Gaston Eyskens
Prime Minister of Belgium
1950
Succeeded by
Joseph Pholien