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Général CR X Pierre DE BENOUVILLE, French Deputy. Commander of the Legion of Honour; Companion of the Liberation; Military Cross 39-45.


  • DE BENOUVILLE, Général CR X Pierre was born on August 8, 1914 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Parents: Jean de Bénouville and Yvonne de Bénouville (née Schreyer).

  • Education

    • Saint-Paul College, Angoulême. Lakanal High School, Sceaux. Faculty of Letters, Paris, first degree.


    • Organiser of Radio-Patrie Movement, 1941. Founder of United Resistance Movements (MUR), 1942, which became the National Liberation Movement (MLN) in 1943. Organiser of directorate of Interior French Forces (FFI, Alges, 1944.

      War Commissionership, 1944. Mayor. Moroccan Infantry Division of French Army, with rank of General at Italian Front, 1944. Member of management committee of Rassemblement du peuple français (Rally of French People), 1949.

      Deputy for Ille-et-Vilaine, 1951-1955. Deputy UNR, then non-aligned, for Ille-et-Vilaine, 5th constituency: Fougères, 1958-1962. Mayor of La Richardais, 1953-1971.

      Editorial dirctor of Jours de France (weekly journal), 1954-1967. Chairman and Managing Director of Jours de France Company, 196786. Editorial of l’Oise libérée, 1954-1986 and Vingt-Quatre heures, 196566, (daily newspapers).

      Administrator of Marcel Dassault-Breguet Aviation Company, of Nouvelles Galences Réunies (department store), of Robert Laffont Publishers, of Télé-Monte-Carlo, 1961-1976. Of Gaumont Corporation, of Marcel Dassault Central Engineering Research and of Central Investment Company.


    • Baudelaire le trop chrétien, 1936. Les Soirées d’Altkirch. Saint-Louis ou le Printemps de la France.

      Le Sacrifice du Matin, 1946.


    Party affiliation: Rally for the Republic


    • Spouse Géorgie Thimoniex, 1943.
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    Born August 8, 1914