Family tree of Robert GALLEY

World Wars & Contemporary Wars, French Minister and Secretary of state (de Gaulle Government), French Minister and Secretary of state (Giscard d'Estaing Government), French Minister and Secretary of state (Pompidou Government), Member of the French Resistance during World War II

FrenchBorn Robert GALLEY

French politician and member of the Free French Forces during World War II

Born on January 11, 1921 in Paris, France , France

Died on June 08, 2012 in Troyes, France

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The son of a doctor, Galley was born in Paris on January 11, 1921. During the Fall of France in 1940, Galley was able to escape to the United Kingdom disguised as a Polish soldier. He joined the Free French Forces and was sent to North Africa, including the Battle of El Alamein. Galley was next stationed within General Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque's 2nd Armored Division, through which he participated in the Liberation of Paris and the Western Allied invasion of Germany. Galley later married General Leclerc de Hauteclocque's daughter, Jeanne Leclerc de Hauteclocque, following the end of World War II.

Galley began his political career in 1968. He served as a government minister for fourteen consecutive years within the administrations of three French Presidents - Charles de Gaulle, Georges Pompidou and Valery Giscard d'Estaing. Galley held the portfolios of Minister of Infrastructure, Minister of Housing, Minister of Research and Space, Minister of Telecommunications, Minister of Transportation, Minister of Defence from 1973 to 1974, and Minister of Cooperation from 1976 to 1980.


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