|Born||February 18, 1809
|Died||September 29, 1886
|Residence||9 rue Beauvezet
|Relatives||Jassuda Bédarrides (brother)
Benjamin Abram (nephew)
He started his career as a lawyer in Aix.
A supporter of the Republic, he decided to follow in his brother's footsteps and embark upon a career in politics. He was left-wing, and a Freemason. He was elected to the town council in 1870. He served as the Mayor of Aix-en-Provence from 1877 to 1884. As such, he was the second Jewish Mayor of this city, the first being his brother. One of his first decisions, taken on Novembre 8, 1876, was to rename the Cours Mirabeau as such. He reduced the debt the town has incurred and purchased more books for the public library. He commissioned the destruction of the Rue des Cardeurs and vowed to improve the lives of the poor in the town. He also commissioned the construction of the Lycée Mignet, a secondary school.
He resided at number 9 on the rue Beauvezet in Aix.
He died on September 29, 1886 in Aix-en-Provence.
Eugène de Mougins de Roquefort
|Mayor of Aix-en-Provence