Pierre Cathala

Pierre Cathala (1888 1947) was a French politician. He served as the French Minister of Finance from 1942 to 1944.

Pierre Cathala
Pierre Cathala in 1931
Born22 September 1888
Died27 July 1947 (1947-07-28) (aged 58)
Paris, France
EducationLycée Saint-Louis
Spouse(s)Mathilde Henriette Lagrange
Children2 sons, 1 daughter
Parent(s)Paul Cathala
Louise-Marie Pabot-Chatelard
RelativesPierre-Félix Lagrange (father-in-law)

Early life

Pierre Cathala was born on 22 September 1888 in Montfort-sur-Meu, Brittany, France.[1] He was educated at the Lycée Saint-Louis, and in Bayonne where he became friends with Pierre Laval.[2][3]


Cathala served as the French Minister of Finance from 1942 to 1944.[1]

Personal life

Cathala married Mathilde Henriette Lagrange.[1] They had two sons, François and Jean-Claude, and a daughter, Renée.[1]


Cathala died on 27 July 1947 in Paris, France.[1]


  1. French Ministry of Economy and Finance
  2. Kupferman, Fred (2015). Pierre Laval (2nd ed.). Paris: Tallandier. pp. 5–25. ISBN 9782847342543 via Cairn.info.
  3. Société des sciences, lettres & arts de Bayonne: bulletin (in French). 1979. p. 261.
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