Claude Bazin de Bezons
Claude Bazin de Bezons eventually became an attorney at the Grand Conseil, a high French court put in place to rule on contentious legal matters. In 1643, he was elected member of the Académie française, and eventually became its oldest member.
He served as the intendant (royal administrative head) of justice, police, and finance in Soissons, and then Languedoc from 1654 to 1674, during which he was also commissioned to direct the reorganization of the universities of Toulouse and Montpellier. After returning to Paris, he was named to the Conseil d'État (Council of State).
Claude Bazin de Bezons was the father of :
- Suzanne (1648-1699) married Louis Le Blanc, mother of Secretary of State for War Claude Le Blanc
- Armand (died 1721), Archbishop of Rouen and Archbishop of Bordeaux,
- Jacques (died 1733), Marshal of France,