|French Minister of Justice|
15 April 1962 – 6 April 1967
|President||Charles de Gaulle|
|Prime Minister||Georges Pompidou|
|Preceded by||Bernard Chenot|
|Succeeded by||Louis Joxe|
21 April 1921|
|Died||3 October 2008
Jean Foyer (21 April 1921, Contigné, Maine-et-Loire – 3 October 2008, Paris) was a French politician and minister. He studied law and became a law professor at the university. He wrote several books about French Civil law.
Between 1962 and 1967, he was Minister of Justice, during this time he directed several important legal reforms on several subject (family, ownership and business, nationality, etc...).
Between 1972 and 1973, he was Minister of Health.
Between 1959 and 1968, he was a member of the Union for the New Republic, then between 1968 and 1978 he was a member of the Union of Democrats for the Republic and finally from 1978 until 1988 he was a member of the Rally for the Republic.
- Sur les chemins du droit avec le Général : mémoires de ma vie politique – 1944–1988, with Sabine Jansen, Fayard, Paris, 2006
- Le nouveau Code de procédure civile, with Catherine Puigelier, Economica, Paris, 2006
- France, qu'ont-ils fait de ta liberté ?, François-Xavier de Guibert, Paris, 1999
- La papauté au XXe siècle (Singer-Polignac Foundation), Cerf, Paris 1999
- La Pensée unique : le vrai procès, with Michel Godet, Jean-Pierre Thiollet, Françoise Thom..., Economica—Jean-Marc Chardon & Denis Lensel Ed., Paris, 1998
- Histoire de la justice, Presses universitaires de France, Paris 1996
- La Ve République, Flammarion, Paris, 1995
- Le député dans la société française, Economica, Paris, 1991
- Titre et armes du prince Louis de Bourbon, Diffusion-Université-Culture, Paris; 1990
- Daumier au Palais de Justice, La Colombe, Paris, 1958
- Procédure civile, with Gérard Cornu, Presses universitaires de France, Paris, 1958 (first ed.)