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Jean-Louis TIXIER-VIGNANCOUR

French Jean-Louis TIXIER-VIGNANCOUR

born Jean-Louis TIXIER

French lawyer and nationalist politician

Source :  Pierre de LAUBIER

Born: on October 12, 1907 in Paris, France
Died: on September 29, 1989 in Paris, France


Biography

Tixier-Vignancour was a candidate in the 1965 French presidential election when his campaign manager was Jean-Marie Le Pen. He won 1,260,208 votes, which was 5.2% of the total, giving him fourth place after De Gaulle, Mitterrand and Jean Lecanuet. In the second round, he supported François Mitterrand.

He was general-assistant secretary on Information for the État français (the Vichy government). Deputy of Basses-Pyrénées from 1936 to 1940, he was re-elected in 1956 and sat at the National Assembly during two last years of the Fourth Republic. He was not affiliated to any of the parliamentary groups. He was a candidate of liste républicaine d'action sociale et paysanne.

As a lawyer, he defended General Raoul Salan in 1962, Jean-Marie Bastien-Thiry in 1963, and a number of other OAS defendants. In the 1965 presidential election, he ran for the presidency as the candidate of National Right against de Gaulle; Jean-Marie Le Pen and Jean-Pierre Stirbois were his campaign managers. In June 1979, in the first universal suffrage election to European Parliament, he took the first place in Euroright (Eurodroite) list, constituted by the Parti des forces nouvelles (PFN).

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