Roger Frey

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Roger Frey
President of the Constitutional Council of France
In office
President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing
François Mitterrand
Preceded by Gaston Palewski
Succeeded by Daniel Mayer
Personal details
Born (1913-06-11)11 June 1913
Noumea, New Caledonia
Died 13 September 1997(1997-09-13) (aged 84)
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Nationality French

Roger Frey (11 June 1913, Nouméa, New Caledonia – 13 September 1997) was a French politician. He was Minister of the Interior and president of the Constitutional Council of France.

Monokini prosecution[edit]

In 1964, he enforced the prosecution of the use of monokini, a women's one-piece bathing suit that leaves the breasts uncovered. Such bathing suit, Mr. Frey went on to say, "constituted a public offense against the sense of decency, punishable according to article 330 of the penal code. Consequently, the police chiefs must employ the services of the police so that the women who wear this bathing suit in public places are prosecuted."[1][2]


Political offices
Preceded by
Pierre Chatenet
Minister of the Interior
Succeeded by
Christian Fouchet
Preceded by
Gaston Palewski
President of the Constitutional Council
Succeeded by
Daniel Mayer