Claude-Joseph Gignoux

Claude-Joseph Gignoux (1890–1968) was a French politician. He served as a member of the Chamber of Deputies from 1928 to 1932, representing Loire.[1] Gignoux became an undersecretary of state. In 1936 he was director of the Journée Industrielle.[2]

Claude-Joseph Gignoux
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Born29 November 1890
Lyon, France
Died17 April 1968 (1968-04-18) (aged 77)
Paris, France

On 9 October 1936 the Confédération générale du patronat français (CGPF) held a general assembly to elect its new board.[3] Gignoux was elected president.[2] He proved an energetic leader. He said that employers must not try to avoid their responsibilities, but must confirm their authority through united action.[4] In the early part of 1939 Gigoux warned the CGPF members of the danger of government demands to rehire workers who had been fired after the general strike, since this would only lead to further government intervention. He urged industrialists to make the present arrangement work, since socialism was the only alternative.[5]


  1. ^ "Claude-Joseph Gignoux". National Assembly. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
  2. ^ a b L'Oligarchie Economique.
  3. ^ Vinen 2002, p. 38.
  4. ^ Imlay 2003, p. 251.
  5. ^ Imlay 2003, p. 280.


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