Étienne Clémentel

Étienne Clémentel (11 January 1864 – 25 December 1936) was a French politician.[1] He served as a member of the National Assembly of France from 1900 to 1919 and as French Senator from 1920 to 1936.[1] He also served as Minister of Colonies from 24 January 1905 to 14 March 1906, Minister of Agriculture from 22 March 1913 to 9 December 1913 and Minister of Finance from 9 June 1914 to 13 June 1914.[1] He was the first president of International Court of Arbitration[2] He was Minister of Commerce, Industry, Posts and Telegraphs from 29 October 1915 to 27 November 1919.


Étienne Clémentel was born on 11 January 1864 in Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dôme, France.[1] He was trained as property solicitor.[1]

He was also a painter and a photographer.[3] Some of his work can be found in the Musée d'Orsay.[3]

He died on 25 December 1936 in Prompsat, Puy-de-Dôme, France.[1]



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