Roger Quilliot

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Roger Quilliot (1925–1998) was a French politician. He served as Housing Minister from May 22 to June 23, 1981, under former French President François Mitterrand.[1] He was also a Socialist member of the French Senate for the Puy-de-Dôme from 1974 to 1981, then from 1983 to April 1998, and again from September 1986 to 1998.[1] He also served as the Mayor of Clermont-Ferrand from 1973 to 1998.[2]


Roger Quilliot was born on June 19, 1925 in Hermaville, France.[1] He received a PhD and the agrégation in Literature, and he edited the oeuvre of Albert Camus in La Pléiade.[2] He was a personal friend of Camus's.[2] Politically, he was close to Gaston Defferre and Pierre Mauroy.[2]

He committed suicide on July 17, 1998.[2] He was survived by his wife, Claire Quilliot.[2] The Musée d'Art Roger-Quilliot in Clermont-Ferrand was named after him.[3]


  • La liberté aux dimensions humaines (1967)
  • L'homme sur le pavois (1982, with Claire Quilliot)
  • Mémoires (1999, posthumous)
  • Mémoires II (2001, with Claire Quilliot, posthumous)


  1. ^ a b c Senate webpage
  2. ^ a b c d e f 'Roger Quilliot se suicide avec son épouse. Sa femme est en réanimation.', in Libération, July 18, 1998 [1]
  3. ^ City council webpage