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Guy La Chambre.

Guy La Chambre (5 June 1898, in Paris – 24 May 1975) was a French politician.

He was born into a prosperous family with roots in Brittany. His father, Charles La Chambre served in the Chamber of Deputies representing Ille-et-Vilaine from 1902 to 1906, and Guy's grandfather Charles-Emile also served in that capacity from 1876 to 1881 and from 1889 to 1893.

Guy La Chambre was educated at the Lycée Condorcet and the Lycée Louis-le-Grand and studied law at the Sorbonne. In 1916 he enlisted as a volunteer in the French Army and served for the remainder of the First World War, being awarded the Croix de guerre 1914–1918 for his services. In the aftermath of the German defeat La Chambre served with the Allied occupation forces in the Rhineland. After completing his legal studies and being admitted to the bar, La Chambre was employed working in the private office of Prime Minister Aristide Briand.

At the 1928 general election, he stood successfully in Saint-Malo and held his seat in the 1932 and 1936 elections. He was Minister of Merchant Marine from 30 January 1934 – 9 February 1934.

Sources and further readingEdit

  • Biography
  • de Ladoucette, Michel (1979), Guy La Chambre: un Malouin illustre, homme de cœur et de devoir, Dieppe: La Vigie