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Robert Schuman, f. 1886 - d. 1963 - Fransk kristelig-demokratisk politiker, statsmand og jurist. Født i Europas bug Alsace Lorraine( Elsass-Lothringen). Medl. af den franske nationalforsamling 1919-40. Fransk finansmin, premiermin og udenrigsminister. Initiator for mange af Europas organisationer, især NATO og EU (opr. Kul og Stålunion). Hans samarbejde med den franske finansmand Jean Monnet danner rygraden for etableringen af EU(ropa) efter 2.verdenskrig. En visionær og kontrolleret fransk minister af de sjældne. For en gang skyld en fransk profil, der realiserede store (europæisk) politiske visioner uden for megen arrogance.
ROBERT SCHUMAN'S LIFE HISTORY

1886 29 June: Birth in Clausen, a suburb of Luxembourg

1900 Father, Jean-Pierre Schuman dies
1896-1903 Secondary education at the Athénée - Luxembourg
1904 Baccalauréat at the Lycée Impérial - Metz
1904-1910 Read law at the Universities of Berlin, Munich, Bonn and Strasbourg
1911 Mother, née Eugénie Duren dies
1912 Final examination in Strasbourg, called to the bar in Alsace Lorraine - opens own legal offices/Metz
1913 German Catholic Congress (Katholikentag) in Metz
1914 Called up for service in an auxiliary service of the German army - Metz
1915 Seconded to the Civil Service in Boulay Elected MP for Moselle…
1919 Appointed to the Consultative Council of Alsace Lorraine in Strasbourg (President of the Council for General Affairs linked to administration, legislation and security)
1920 Nominated for the Consultative Council of Alsace Lorraine in Strasbourg (President of the Council in charge of general issues linked to administration, legislation and security)
1924 Re-elected as MP for Moselle
1928 Elected MP for the constituency of Thionville East.
1929 Member of the Finance Commission (until 1939, Secretary of this Commission from 1932-36)
1932 Re-elected MP for the constituency of Thionville East
1936 Elected General Councillor for the Cattenom region Appointed Under Secretary to the Presidency of the Council for Refugees under the Raynaud and Pétain governments ….
1940 Nominated Under Secretary for the Presidency of the Council for Refugees under the Raynaud and Pétain governments (March to July) ; 14th September arrested by the Gestapo
1941 13th April confined to house arrest in Neustadt (Palatinate).
1942 1st August: escape from Neustadt. November: goes underground
1944 September - Returns to Moselle Elected MP for Moselle ….
1945 Elected MP for the Moselle. Member of the Finance Commission (November 1945- May 1946)
1946 Re-elected MP for the Moselle. Member of the Finance Commission.
1947 Finance Ministry under the Ramadier Government (January to November) President of the Council (24th November to 19th July 1948)
1948 Appointed Foreign Minister ….
1950 9 May: Declaration laying down the base for European construction
1951 Re-elected MP for Moselle ….
1955 President of the European Movement (1955-1961)
1956 Re-elected MP for Moselle
1958 President of the European Parliamentary Assembly in Strasbourg (1958-1960)
1962 Retirement from political life
1963 4th September : Robert Schuman dies in Scy-Chazelles


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