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Member of the French Resistance during World War II, Ambassador, Diplomat, Civil servant

FrenchBorn Léon Philippe Jules Arthur NOËL

French diplomat and politician

Born on March 28, 1888 in Paris, France , France

Died on August 06, 1987 in Toucy, France

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Doctor of Laws in 1912 then Conseiller d'État, he is Délégué Général of the High Commissioner of the French Republic in Rhineland in 1927.

He is Prefect of Haut-Rhin in 1930, Plenipotentiary Minister in Prague (1932-1935) then French Ambassador (dignity of Ambassadeur de France) in Polonia (1935-1939).


He represents the French Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Second Armistice at Compiègne on 22 june 1940. Named delegate general in territories occupied on July 9th, 1940, he resigns ten days later and joins de Gaulle in 1943.

He is Member of the French Parliament (RPR) (1951-1955).

He is the first President of the Constitutional Council of France (1959-1965).

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