Thorez, Maurice

   political figure
   Born in Noyelles-Godault, Pas-de-Calais, Maurice Thorez worked for a mining company and became a member of the Section française de l'internationale ouvrière (SFIO). During the schism at the Congress of Tours (1920), he was among the majority who formed the French communist party. A member of the French Communist Party's Political Bureau (1925), he became secretary-general of the party in 1930. Elected deputy (1932, 1936), he worked for the alliance with the Socialists in the popular front (July 1934). Mobilized shortly after the signing of the German-Soviet Pact in 1939, he left his regiment and went to the USSR (October 1939-44). Condemned to death in absentia, he was amnestied after the Liberation. Elected deputy in October 1945, he was called by General charles de gaulle to be minister of state in charge of public service (November 1945-January 1946) and served as vice president of the cabinet in following governments. In May 1947, he left the government with the other Communist ministers who were excluded by paul ramadier. In 1964, pierre wal-deck rousseau succeeded him as secretary-general of the Parti communiste française. Thorez wrote Fils du peuple (1937) and Une politique grandeur française (1949).

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  • Thorez, Maurice — born April 28, 1900, Noyelles Godault, France died July 11, 1964, at sea en route to Yalta French communist politician. He began working as a coal miner at age 12. He joined the French Communist Party с 1920 and was arrested several times for… …   Universalium

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  • Maurice Thorez — A Soviet stamp depicting Maurice Thorez. Maurice Thorez (April 28, 1900 – July 11, 1964) was a French politician and longtime leader of the French Communist Party (PCF) from 1930 until his death. He also served as vice premier of France from 1946 …   Wikipedia

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