20 September 1869|
Plourivo, Côtes d'Armor
|Died||12 February 1958
Marcel Cachin (20 September 1869 – 12 February 1958) was a French politician.
In 1891, Cachin joined Jules Guesde French Workers' Party (POF). In 1905, he joined the new French Section of the Workers' International (SFIO) and won election to the Chamber of Deputies representing the Seine in 1914. He rallied the Union sacrée during the First World War and was sent to Russia in a mission in 1917.
However, in 1920 at the Tours Congress, he became one of the founders of the French Communist Party (SFIC) and joined the Third International. In 1923, he was jailed for denouncing the French occupation of the Ruhr and Morocco. As a strong supporter of the pro-Soviet Communist Party, he refused to disavow the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact and was removed from elected office in 1940. After the Liberation of France, he returned to the National Assembly until his death in 1958.
At the age of 88, he was the first foreigner to receive the Order of Lenin.
His granddaughter, Françoise Cachin, was an art historian.
- 1931: 1.11% in the first round, 1.23% in the second round
- 1932: 0.97% in the first round
- 1939: 8.13% in the first round
- 1953: 12.18% in the first round
- "Marcel Cachin : Memory of the Labour Movement". Retrieved 2009-04-23.
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