René Blum (politician)

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René Blum (17 February 1889 – 25 December 1967) was a Luxembourgish politician, diplomat, and jurist. He sat in the Chamber of Deputies from 1918 until 1937, when he became a government minister. He was briefly the President of the Chamber, from 1925 until 1926.

In government, Blum held the offices of Minister for Justice and Minister for Transport, before the outbreak of the Second World War cut these tenures short. After the war, Blum served as the Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1944–55). During his time as the Justice Minister, Blum allowed a refugee from Germany to stay in the country until he was able to make it safely out of Europe.

Political offices
Preceded by
François Altwies
President of the Chamber of Deputies
1925 – 1926
Succeeded by
Émile Reuter
Preceded by
Étienne Schmit
Minister for Justice
1937 – 1940
Succeeded by
Victor Bodson
Minister for Public Works
1937 – 1940
Minister for Transport
1938 – 1940