Joseph Pholien

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Joseph Pholien
Prime Minister of Belgium
In office
16 August 1950 – 15 January 1952
Monarch Baudouin
Preceded by Jean Duvieusart
Succeeded by Jean Van Houtte
Personal details
Born (1884-12-28)28 December 1884
Liège, Belgium
Died 4 January 1968(1968-01-04) (aged 83)
Brussels, Belgium
Political party Christian Social Party
Religion Roman Catholicism

Joseph Clovis Louis Marie Emmanuel Pholien (28 December 1884 – 4 January 1968) was a Belgian Catholic politician and member of the PSC-CVP. He was born in Liège, and volunteered to serve with the Belgian army during World War I, being commissioned as a first lieutenant. He was Minister of Justice under Paul-Henri Spaak from May 1938 to February 1939 and was the 37th Prime Minister of Belgium from 16 August 1950 to 15 January 1952. In 1966, he became a Minister of State.

His term as prime minister is notable for seeing the departure of the Belgian United Nations Command (BUNC) to fight in the Korean War (1950–1953).

Political offices
Preceded by
Jean Duvieusart
Prime Minister of Belgium
1950–1952
Succeeded by
Jean Van Houtte