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Daniel William 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. He founded the Comité d'Action Socialiste in 1941[1] 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 William Mayer
President of the Constitutional Council of France
In office
President François Mitterrand
Preceded by Roger Frey
Succeeded by Robert Badinter
Personal details
Born (1909-04-29)29 April 1909
Paris, France
Died 29 December 1996(1996-12-29) (aged 87)
Orsay, Île-de-France
Nationality French
Occupation Politician
Political offices
Preceded by
Roger Frey
President of the Constitutional Council
Succeeded by
Robert Badinter


  1. ^ Simkin, John. "Daniel William Mayer". Biography. Spartacus Educational. Archived from the original on 2009-03-16. Retrieved 2009-02-19.