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Maurice Schumann

politician , writer

Maurice Schumann, French writer, politician. Recipient Grand Prix Catholique de Litterature, 1978; decorated Compagnon de la Liberation; Chevalier Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur'honneur, Order of Leopold; Croix de Guerre. Member Academy Française.


SCHUMANN, Maurice was born on April 10, 1911 in Paris, France. Parents: Julien Schumann and Thérèse Schumann (née Michel).


Lycées Janson-de-Sailly and Henri IV, Paris. University of Paris, French Degree. Oxford University United Kingdom, doctorate.

St. Andrews University, United Kingdom, doctorate.


Chief offical broadcaster, British Broadcasting Corporation French Service, 1940-1944. Liaison officer with allied expeditionary forces from D-Day until liberation of Paris. Member, French provisional consultative assembly, 1944-1945.

Member, both constituent assemblies, 1945-1946. Chairman. Mouvement Républicain Populaire, (MRP), 1945-1949. Deputy, Nord, 1945 re-elected 1958, 1967, 1968.

Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, 1951-1954. Chairman. National Assembly Foreign Affairs committee, 1959. Minister of State attached to the Prime Minister’s office (Territorial Planning), 1962.

Minister of State for Scientific Research, 1967-1968. Minister of Social Affairs, 1968-1969. Minister of Foreign Affairs, 1969-1973.

Senator, Nord, since 1974. Deputy chairman. Senate, 1977-1983. Chairman, Senate committee on cultural affairs.

Havas News Agency. 1932-1940. Professor, of Philosophy, Catholic University.



Of French Provisional Consultative Assembly November 1944-July 1945. Of both Constituent Assemblies October 1945-May 1946 and June-November 1946. Academy Francaise since 1974.


Spouse Lucie Daniel, 1944. Children: Christine, Laurence, Béatrice.