René Renoult
René Renoult was a French
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Minister (government)
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 and lawyer
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Renoult is the son of Étienne and Élisa Geranger, a female day labor
Day labor
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er. He studied at the Faculty
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 of Law
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 in Paris
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 and obtained his doctorate in 1888. He married for the first time with Blanche-Clothilde Wormser in 1910, and a second time with Henriette-Emelie-Céleste Giriat in 1937.

Renoult was member of the Radical Party. His political career started in 1911, when he became General Counselor of the Lure
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 commune (until 1913). In 1902 he became deputy for the Haute-Saône
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 département (until 1919). From 1920-1941 he was Senator of Var
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  • 1889: Chief of cabinet under Charles Floquet
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    -Biography:He was born at Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port . He studied law in Paris, and was called to the bar in 1851. The coup d'état of that year aroused the strenuous opposition of Floquet, who had, while yet a student, given proof of his republican sympathies by taking part in the fighting of 1848...

    , president of the Chamber of Deputies.
  • 1903: President of the Radical Party
  • 1911-1912: Minister for Work and Social Security.
  • 1913-1914: Minister of the Interior
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  • 1914: Minister of Finance (during 85 days).
  • 1914: Minister of Transportation
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  • 1924-1926, 1932-1933: Minister of Justice
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  • 1926: Minister of the Marine.
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