Mendes-France, Pierre

(1907-82)
   French politician. Born in Paris, he joined the radical socialist party and later became a member of the national assembly. He held a junior post in the Popular Front government from 1936-8. After the Nazi occupation, he became a member of the Resistance. He was imprisoned but escaped to Britain and joined the Free French under General de Gaulle. Later he served as finance commissioner in Algeria. He was minister for economic affairs and then French governor of the Bank for Reconstruction and Development. In 1954 he became prime minister.

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  • MENDÈS-FRANCE, PIERRE — (1907–1982), French statesman. Born and educated in Paris, his university thesis Le Redressement Financier Francais en 1926 et 1927 (1928) attracted   considerable attention and his later study, L Oeuvre financière du gouvernement Poincaré (1928) …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Mendès France, Pierre — (1907 1982)    political figure    Born and educated in Paris, Pierre Mendès France practiced law and, at age 25, was elected as a Radical socialist deputy. in 1938, he served as undersecretary of the treasury and, during World War ii, after… …   France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present

  • Mendès-France, Pierre — born Jan. 11, 1907, Paris, France died Oct. 18, 1982, Paris French politician and premier (1954–55). Born into a Jewish family, he became a lawyer and served in the Chamber of Deputies (1932–40). In World War II he was imprisoned by the Vichy… …   Universalium

  • Mendès-France, Pierre — (1907–82)    French statesman. Mendès France was one of the most intelligent and courageous leaders France has had in modern times. Born in Paris, he joined the Radical Socialist party at the age of sixteen, and at twenty five was the youngest… …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • Mendès-France,Pierre — Men·dès France (mĕn dĭs frăns , mäɴ dĕs fräɴsʹ), Pierre. 1907 1982. French politician who as prime minister (1954 1955) negotiated the withdrawal of France from Indochina and resigned when his liberal policies on the North African colonies were… …   Universalium

  • Mendès-France, Pierre — (11 ene. 1907, París, Francia–18 oct. 1982, París). Político y primer ministro francés (1954–55). Nacido en una familia judía, se tituló de abogado y fue miembro de la Cámara de Diputados (1932–40). En la segunda guerra mundial fue encarcelado… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Mendès-France, Pierre —  (1907–1982) French prime minister (1954–1955) …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Mendès-France — Pierre Mendès France Pour les articles homonymes, voir Mendès (homonymie), France (homonymie) et Mendès France (homonymie). Pierre Mendès France …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mendès France — Pierre Mendès France Pour les articles homonymes, voir Mendès (homonymie), France (homonymie) et Mendès France (homonymie). Pierre Mendès France …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Pierre Mendes France — Pierre Mendès France Pour les articles homonymes, voir Mendès (homonymie), France (homonymie) et Mendès France (homonymie). Pierre Mendès France …   Wikipédia en Français

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