Maurice Faure

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Maurice Faure
Maurice Faure - 11-11-2007.jpg
Maurice Faure (center) with Marc Lecuru and Dominique Orliac in 2007 in Cahors
French Minister of Justice
In office
22 May 1981 – 23 June 1981
President François Mitterrand
Prime Minister Pierre Mauroy
Preceded by Alain Peyrefitte
Succeeded by Robert Badinter
Personal details
Born (1922-01-02)2 January 1922
Azerat, France
Died 6 March 2014(2014-03-06) (aged 92)
Cahors, France
Nationality French

Maurice Faure (2 January 1922 – 6 March 2014) was a member of the French Resistance and a minister in several French governments.12 He was born in Azerat, Dordogne.

He was a deputy in the French parliament from 1951 to 1983 and a Senator from 1983 to 1988, representing Lot and served 25 years as Mayor of Cahors.1 Faure was appointed to the Constitutional Council of France by President François Mitterrand.1

As secretary to the French foreign minister, he co-signed the Treaty of Rome for France in 1957, thus helping to create the European Union.345

In 1957, Faure was awarded the Grand Decoration of Honour in Gold with Sash for Services to the Republic of Austria.6

Faure died in March 2014 at the age of 92 in Cahors, Lot.


  1. ^ a b c "Mort de l'ancien ministre Maurice Faure, à 92 ans" (in French). Le Monde. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Maurice Faure est mort" (in French). L'Express. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  3. ^ George Parker[[{{subst:DATE}}|{{subst:DATE}}disambiguation needed (23 March 2007). "How Paris became estranged from EU's creation". Financial Times. 
  4. ^ "Nobel Committee Gives Peace Prize to European Union". New York Times. 12 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Maurice Faure se réjouit du prix Nobel". Le Figaro. 12 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Reply to a parliamentary question" (pdf) (in German). p. 38. Retrieved 2 October. 

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