Daniel Mayer

Daniel Raphaël Mayer (29 April 1909 – 29 December 1996) was a member of the French Section of the Workers' International (SFIO), a socialist party in France, president of the Ligue des droits de l'homme (LDH, Human Rights League) from 1958 to 1975.[1] He founded the Comité d'Action Socialiste in 1941[2] and was a member of the Brutus Network, a Resistant Socialist group. Mayer also supported the Libération-sud resistance movement headed by Emmanuel d'Astier de la Vigerie.

Daniel Raphaël Mayer
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President of the Constitutional Council of France
In office
4 March 1983 – 4 March 1986
Appointed byFrançois Mitterrand
Preceded byRoger Frey
Succeeded byRobert Badinter
Personal details
Born(1909-04-29)29 April 1909
Paris, France
Died29 December 1996(1996-12-29) (aged 87)
Orsay, Île-de-France
Legal offices
Preceded by
Roger Frey
President of the Constitutional Council
Succeeded by
Robert Badinter


  1. ^ Bridgford, Jeff (1995). "Mayer, Daniel Raphaël (1909–)". In A. T. Lane (ed.). Biographical Dictionary of European Labor Leaders. 2. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 632–3. ISBN 978-0-313-29900-1.
  2. ^ Simkin, John. "Daniel William Mayer". Biography. Spartacus Educational. Archived from the original on 2009-03-16. Retrieved 2009-02-19.