Maurice Viollette, 1929.
|Born||3 September 1870 |
|Died||9 September 1960 (aged 90)|
|Occupation||Politician, legal advocate in France|
He acted as Transport and Supply Minister in 1917, Governor General of Algeria from 1925 to 1927, Minister of State for the Front Populaire, and author of the Blum-Viollette proposal of 1936, which proposed to grant French citizenship to Algerian elites. Ousted and placed under house arrest by the Vichy government, he was re-elected after the liberation and remained mayor and député of Dreux and president of the Conseil Général of Eure-et-Loir until his death in 1960 at age 90.
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