Louis Thibon

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Louis Thibon
Born (1866-04-16)16 April 1866
Vienne, Isère
Died 23 October 1940(1940-10-23) (aged 74)
Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône
Nationality French
Other names Charles, Louis Thibon
Occupation French prefect

Louis Thibon (1866-1940) was prefect during the French Third Republic (1870-1940).

Personal life and education[edit]

Louis Thibon or Louis Charles Thibon[1] or Charles, Louis Thibon[2] was born on 16 April 1866 in Vienne,[3] Isère and died on 23 October 1940 in Marseille,[4] Bouches-du-Rhône.

He was licencié en droit (licenciate in law).[5]

When he was chef de cabinet of Jean Antoine Blanc, prefect of Landes he married his daughter[6] Marie Andrée Blanc on 4 October 1893 in Mont-de-Marsan (Landes).

Career[edit]

Prefect of Bouches-du-Rhône[edit]

On the occasion of the Colonial Exposition in Marseille in 1922 Thibon became commandeur of the Légion d’honneur.[7]

The first Armenian refugees in Marseille received some help. For instance, the prefect’s wife Marie-Andrée Thibon née Blanc created an association for the refugees coming from Smyrna (at the time of the Great Fire of Smyrna) and originating from French Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon.[8][9]

But 10,885 Armenian refugees reached in Marseille from August to December 1923 (4,700 during October 1923 only).[10][11]

Also in 1923, Thibon lamented about Armenian refugees in Marseille, the “continual arrival of these orientals”.[12]

Honours and awards[edit]

Chevalier (Knight) (30 January 1913), officier (Officer) (21 April 1919), commandeur (Commander) (12 August 1923)[13] of Légion d’honneur.

Sources, Notes, References[edit]

  1. ^ (in French) Page 519 in "Thibon (Louis, Charles)" (1866-1940), pages 519-520 in René Bargeton, préfet honoraire, Dictionnaire biographique des préfets (septembre 1870-mai 1982), Paris, Archives nationales, 555 pages, 26 cm , ISBN 2-86000-232-4 .
  2. ^ (in French) http://www.culture.gouv.fr/LH/LH271/PG/FRDAFAN83_OL2646038V001.htm : First page of Archives of Legion d’honneur.
  3. ^ (in French) Page 519 in "Thibon (Louis, Charles)" (1866-1940), pages 519-520 in René Bargeton, préfet honoraire, Dictionnaire biographique des préfets (septembre 1870-mai 1982), Paris, Archives nationales, 555 pages, 26 cm , ISBN 2-86000-232-4 .
  4. ^ (in French) Page 519 in "Thibon (Louis, Charles)" (1866-1940), pages 519-520 in René Bargeton, préfet honoraire, Dictionnaire biographique des préfets (septembre 1870-mai 1982), Paris, Archives nationales, 555 pages, 26 cm , ISBN 2-86000-232-4 .
  5. ^ (in French) page 519 in "Thibon (Louis, Charles)" (1866-1940), pages 519-520 in René Bargeton, préfet honoraire, Dictionnaire biographique des préfets (septembre 1870-mai 1982), Paris, Archives nationales, 555 pages, 26 cm , ISBN 2-86000-232-4 .
  6. ^ (in French) page 519 in "Thibon (Louis, Charles)" (1866-1940), pages 519-520 in René Bargeton, préfet honoraire, Dictionnaire biographique des préfets (septembre 1870-mai 1982), Paris, Archives nationales, 555 pages, 26 cm , ISBN 2-86000-232-4 .
  7. ^ (in French) http://www.culture.gouv.fr/LH/LH271/PG/FRDAFAN83_OL2646038V007.htm : Archives of Legion d’honneur.
  8. ^ Mary Dewhurst Lewis, The boundaries of the republic: migrant rights and the limits of universalism in France, 1918-1940, Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2007, XV pages and 361 pages, 24 cm, ISBN 978-0-8047-5582-5 , ISBN 978-0-8047-5722-5 , SUDOC : http://www.sudoc.fr/120527537 , page 161.
  9. ^ (in French) Mary D. Lewis, Les frontières de la République : immigration et limites de l’universalisme en France, 1918-1940, translated from French by Françoise Jaouën, Marseille, Agone, printed in 2010, 425 pages and XX pages, 21 cm, ISBN 978-2-7489-0127-6, page 222.
  10. ^ Mary Dewhurst Lewis, The boundaries of the republic: migrant rights and the limits of universalism in France, 1918-1940, Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2007, XV pages and 361 pages, 24 cm, ISBN 978-0-8047-5582-5 , ISBN 978-0-8047-5722-5 , SUDOC : http://www.sudoc.fr/120527537 , pages 161 and 162.
  11. ^ (in French) Mary D. Lewis, Les frontières de la République : immigration et limites de l’universalisme en France, 1918-1940, translated from French by Françoise Jaouën, Marseille, Agone, printed in 2010, 425 pages and XX pages, 21 cm, ISBN 978-2-7489-0127-6, page 222.
  12. ^ Mary Dewhurst Lewis, "The Strangeness of Foreigners: Policing Migration and Nation in Interwar Marseille", French Politics, Culture & Society, Volume 20, Number 3, Fall 2002 , pages 65-96, (http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/berghahn/fpcs/2002/00000020/00000003/art00005) ; page 74 : read http://scholar.harvard.edu/mlewis/files/strangeness_foreigners.pdf page 74.
  13. ^ (in French) page 519 in "Thibon (Louis, Charles)" (1866-1940), pages 519-520 in René Bargeton, préfet honoraire, Dictionnaire biographique des préfets (septembre 1870-mai 1982), Paris, Archives nationales, 555 pages, 26 cm , ISBN 2-86000-232-4 .

See also[edit]

Louis Thibon
Born: 1866
Political offices
Preceded by
Prefect of Ariège
1909–1909
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Prefect of Ardèche
1909–1912
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Prefect of Corsica
1912–1913
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Prefect of Finistère
1913–1917
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Pierre Emery
Prefect of Gard
1917–1919
Succeeded by
Victor Gilotte
Preceded by
Prefect of Marne
1919–1919
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Lucien Saint
Prefect of Bouches-du-Rhône
1919–1925
Succeeded by
Hilaire Delfini