Jean Foyer

Jean Foyer
French Minister of Justice
In office
15 April 1962  6 April 1967
President Charles de Gaulle
Prime Minister Georges Pompidou
Preceded by Bernard Chenot
Succeeded by Louis Joxe
Personal details
Born (1921-04-21)21 April 1921
Contigné, France
Died 3 October 2008(2008-10-03) (aged 87)
Paris, France
Nationality French

Jean Foyer (21 April 1921, Contigné, Maine-et-Loire – 3 October 2008, Paris) was a French politician and minister. He studied law and became a law professor at the university. He wrote several books about French Civil law.

Political career

Between 1962 and 1967, he was Minister of Justice, during this time he directed several important legal reforms on several subjects (family, ownership and business, nationality, etc...).

Between 1972 and 1973, he was Minister of Health.

Between 1959 and 1968, he was a member of the Union for the New Republic, then between 1968 and 1978 he was a member of the Union of Democrats for the Republic and finally from 1978 until 1988 he was a member of the Rally for the Republic.


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