Joseph Pholien

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Joseph Pholien
Brussels, Palais de la Nation, Joseph Pholien.jpg
Pholien's official portrait bust in the Belgian Federal Parliament
37th Prime Minister of Belgium
In office
16 August 1950 – 15 January 1952
Monarch Baudouin
Preceded by Jean Duvieusart
Succeeded by Jean Van Houtte
Personal details
Born (1884-12-28)28 December 1884
Liège, Belgium
Died 4 January 1968(1968-01-04) (aged 83)
Brussels, Belgium
Political party Christian Social Party
Religion Roman Catholicism

Joseph Clovis Louis Marie Emmanuel Pholien (28 December 1884 – 4 January 1968) was a Belgian Catholic politician and member of the PSC-CVP. He was born in Liège, and volunteered to serve with the Belgian army during World War I, being commissioned as a first lieutenant. He was Minister of Justice under Paul-Henri Spaak from May 1938 to February 1939 and was the 37th Prime Minister of Belgium from 16 August 1950 to 15 January 1952. In 1966, he became a Minister of State.

His term as prime minister is notable for seeing the departure of the Belgian United Nations Command (BUNC) to fight in the Korean War (1950–1953).

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jean Duvieusart
Prime Minister of Belgium
1950–1952
Succeeded by
Jean Van Houtte

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