Jean Duvieusart

Jean Pierre Duvieusart (10 April 1900 – 10 October 1977) was a Belgian Catholic politician of the PSC-CVP who served as Prime Minister of Belgium (1950).

Jean Duvieusart
36th Prime Minister of Belgium
In office
8 June 1950  16 August 1950
MonarchLeopold III
Charles (Regent)
Baudouin (Regent)
Preceded byGaston Eyskens
Succeeded byJoseph Pholien
President of the European Parliament
In office
21 March 1964  24 September 1965
Preceded byGaetano Martino
Succeeded byVictor Leemans
Personal details
Born(1900-04-10)10 April 1900
Les Bons Villers, Belgium
Died10 October 1977(1977-10-10) (aged 77)
Charleroi, Belgium
Political partyChristian Social Party

Political career

Jean Duvieusart became a member of the Chamber of Representatives in 1944, serving until 1949, when he became a member of he Senate.

Duvieusart served as minister of Economic affairs (1947-1950 en 1952-1954).

In 1950 he served two months as the 36th Prime Minister of Belgium but he resigned after the abdication of King Leopold III.

He was president of the European Parliament (1964–1965).

He left the PSC in 1965 and became president of the Rassemblement wallon and the Front Démocratique des Bruxellois Francophones (FDF) (1968–1972).

Personal life

On 8 July 1930, Duvieusart married Blanche Dijon (18 November 1907 – 24 February 1984) and had three sons and one daughter, Philippe (born 1932), Léopold (born 1933), Étienne (born 1935) and Thérèse (1939).[1][2]

See also


Political offices
Preceded by
Gaston Eyskens
Prime Minister of Belgium
Succeeded by
Joseph Pholien

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