Edouard DEPREUX

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French Minister and Secretary of state (before French Fifth Republic), Member of the French Resistance during World War II

FrenchBorn Edouard DEPREUX

French politician

Born on October 31, 1898 in Viesly, France , France

Died on October 16, 1981 in Paris, France

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Born in Viesly, Depreux moved with his family to Sceaux, Hauts-de-Seine in 1913. A soldier in World War I, Depreux was injured in a gas attack, and was subsequently awarded the Croix de guerre. He joined the Section Française de l'Internationale Ouvrière (SFIO) at age 20, being influenced by the ideas of Jean Jaurès and Jean Longuet; he studied Philosophy, Law, and Humanities, before becoming a lawyer.



After serving as a member of the Sceaux commune council in 1935, and as a council member for Seine (1938–1941), he joined the French Resistance in the fight against the Nazi German military occupation, and held a high-ranking position in the SFIO executive committee, being the editor of the illegal newspaper Le Populaire. After the liberation of Paris, Depreux became mayor of Sceaux (a position he would hold until 1959), and a member of the Assemblée Consultative Provisoire that served as the legislature of France prior to the creation of the Fourth Republic; he then was elected to the French Parliament for successive terms between 1946 and 1958.

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