|French Minister of Justice|
31 May 1968 – 27 April 1969
|President||Charles de Gaulle|
|Prime Minister||Georges Pompidou|
Maurice Couve de Murville
|Preceded by||Louis Joxe|
|Succeeded by||Jean-Marcel Jeanneney|
|Born||19 August 1901|
La Tronche, France
|Died||23 May 1970 (aged 68)|
In 1930, he was appointed to the faculty of the University of Strasbourg and became a member of the Comité de vigilance des intellectuels antifascistes, an anti-fascist organization of intellectuals.
During World War II, he was involved in the creation of the resistance movement Combat in Clermont-Ferrand. He had to leave the country and became a law professor at the University of Algiers in 1941. After the Liberation, he became the Minister of Public Education in the provisional government.
After 1951, he was a law professor in Paris and was named director of the Franco-Japanese House in Tokyo from 1957 to 1960. He was then re-elected to the National Assembly from 1962 to 1968.
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