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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.

Background

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

Education

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

St. Andrews University, United Kingdom, doctorate.

Career

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.

Works

Membership

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.

Connections

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