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Maurice Faure

Maurice Faure was a hero for France as well as for the European Union, representing the French resistánce and the European democratic movement.

Faure was born on January 2nd, 1922, in Azerát, Dordogne, France, the son of a teacher and a school principal. He studied law, history, and geography in Toulouse and Bordeaux and worked as a teacher and academic in Toulouse until the German annexing of France in the early 1940s, when he joined the French resistánce, a large group of activists against Nazi Germany.

Following World War II, Faure participated in several governments formed by the Radical Party. In 1951, at the age of 29, he became the youngest member of the French national assembly, and he was also a strong intercessor for France's membership in the European community. This became true in 1957 when representatives of six states—including Faure as French secretary to foreign minister Christian Pineau—signed the Treaty of Rome, which was the fundament for today’s European Union (EU).

Faure’s political career spanned from 1947 to 1998, a time in which he filled different posts: he served as minister for building, interior minister, mayor of Cahors, senator for Lot-departement, and member of the European Parliament and the French Constitutional Council. His best-known title was his most historical one: since the death of Joseph Luns in 2002, Faure was the last surviving signer of the Treaty of Rome.

His death on March 6th, 2014, in Cahors, Lot, France, was mourned by the whole European community, except for one inhabitant of Germany, WEP, who scored 7 points (2 for hit + 5 for solo).

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