Paul Boulet

Paul Marie Maurice Boulet (September 8, 1893, Marseille – July 27, 1982) was a French Christian Democrat politician.

Paul Boulet was born in Marseille and raised in Beziers and Montpellier . He studied medicine at the University of Montpellier . He served in the French Army during the First World War , initially as a stretcher-bearer and later as a medical officer. He was captured late in the war and held as a prisoner of war in Germany . For his services he was awarded the Croix de Guerre and was appointed Knight of the Legion of Honor in 1920, becoming an officer of the order in 1944.

After the war he taught in the medical faculty at the University of Montpellier. In 1935 he was elected mayor of Montpellier and resigned office in 1937. In 1936 he was elected to the French Chamber of Deputies , where he sat as a member of the Young Republic League , representing the Herault department.

On the outbreak of the Second World War Boulet rejoined the French Army, serving medical director of a military hospital. He received a second Croix de Guerre for his service. Demobilised in June He Was one of the 80 Who Voted contre the grant of special powers to Philippe Pétain and the establishment of the Vichy regime in July 1940.

Paul Boulet Was mayor of Montpellier second time from 1945 to 1953 and served on the city council up to 1957. He Was Re-Elected by the voters of Herault in 1945 to the lower house of the French parliament, the National Assembly of France qui REPLACED The Chamber of Deputies in the Fourth French Republic , sitting with the Popular Republican Movement . He was unsuccessful in retaining his seat in 1951 and again failed to win in 1956.


  • Jolly, Jean (1960). “Dictionary of French Parliamentarians 1889-1940” (in French). University Presses of France . Retrieved 2009-01-04 .
  • “Paul BOULET” (in French). National Assembly of France . Retrieved 2010-01-04 .

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