Jean Hamilius

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Jean Hamilius, March 2015

Jean Hamilius (born 5 February 1927) is a former Luxembourgish politician and government minister from the Democratic Party. He was born in Luxembourg City.[1] He served as Minister for Agriculture and Minister for Public Works (1974–79) as well as Associate Minister for Foreign Affairs (1976-1979) in Gaston Thorn's government (1974–79). He sat in the Chamber of Deputies between 1969 and 1984 (excepting the five years he spent as a minister), and in the communal council of Luxembourg City (1969–74). He was one of Luxembourg's six Members of the European Parliament from 1979 until 1981.[1]

Hamilius ran at the 1952 Summer Olympics, in Helsinki, in the 400 metres and 4 × 400 metres relay,[2][3] in an athletics deputation best known for the inclusion of Luxembourg's only gold medalist, Josy Barthel. He is the son of Émile Hamilius (1897–1971), himself a former DP politician and Mayor of Luxembourg City (1946–1963), as well as having competed at the Summer Olympics (in 1920), like his son.


Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jean Hamilius". European Parliament. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
  2. ^ De Wael, Herman (2 May 2003). "Athletics – Men's 400 m". Full Olympians. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
  3. ^ De Wael, Herman (2 May 2003). "Athletics – Men's 4 × 400 m". Full Olympians. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Jean-Pierre Büchler
Minister for Public Works
1974 – 1979
Succeeded by
René Konen