Émile Hugues

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Émile Hugues
Secretary of State for Finance and Economic Affairs
In office
11 August 1951 – 20 January 1952
Prime MinisterRené Pleven
Secretary of State for Information
In office
8 January 1953 – 18 June 1954
Prime MinisterRené Mayer /Joseph Laniel
Minister of Justice
In office
19 June 1954 – 3 September 1954
Prime MinisterPierre Mendès France
Secretary of State for Finance and Economic Affairs
In office
17 June 1957 – 14 May 1958
PresidentMaurice Bourgès-Maunoury/Félix Gaillard
Personal details
Born(1901-04-07)7 April 1901
Vence, France
Died(1966-02-10)10 February 1966
Paris
Political partyRadical-Socialist (1946-1958)
Other political
affiliations
Gauche démocratique (1959-1966)
ProfessionLawyer

Émile Hugues (b. Vence, 7 April 1901 – d. Paris, 10 February 1966) was a French politician and government minister.

With a doctorate in law and by profession a notaire, Hugues was elected in 1946 as a Radical-Socialist député for the Alpes-Maritimes département to the second constituent National Assembly, and subsequently to the Assemblée nationale, in which he sat until 1958. In 1959, he was elected to the Senate as a member of the Gauche démocratique (Democratic Left). He died in office.

Hugues left the government following the rejection of the planned European Defence Community in 1954, which he had warmly supported. He followed Henri Queuille and André Morice into the Radical dissidence in 1956, which led to the creation of the Centre républicain. He voted for Charles de Gaulle in June 1958, but was beaten in the November 1958 elections.

He was mayor of Vence and councillor for the Alpes-Maritimes.

The castle in Vences is today the Fondation Émile Hugues, a modern and contemporary art museum.[1]

Government offices[edit]

  • Secretary of State for Finance and Economic Affairs in the second government of René Pleven (11 August 1951 – 20 January 1952)
  • Secretary of State for Information in the government of René Mayer (8 January – 28 June 1953)
  • Secretary of State for Information in the governments of Joseph Laniel (2 July 1953 – 18 June 1954)
  • Minister of Justice in the government of Pierre Mendès France (19 June – 3 September 1954)
  • Secretary of State for Finance and Economic Affairs in the government of Maurice Bourgès-Maunoury (17 June – 6 November 1957)
  • Secretary of State for Finance and Economic Affairs in the government of Félix Gaillard (11 November 1957 – 14 May 1958)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Itinéraire découverte de la Cité Historique, Office de Tourisme de Vence 2011