Edouard Froment is a French politician born on March 13rd, 1884 with Largentière and died on March 13rd, 1973 with Antraigues, in the Ardèche.
Wire of peasants, he works with the sub-prefecture of his birthplace and adheres to SFIO. He is mobilized during the First World War, then is presented by his party to the legislative elections of 1919, where he fails of little. With the Congress of Turns, it chooses to join the Communist party, but leaves it since 1922 and turns over to the SFIO.
He becomes city council man of Largentière in 1925, mayor the following year, and general adviser in 1931. In 1932, he is elected appointed in a close district, that of Aubenas and resigns of his local mandates. In 1935, it is elected city council man of Aubenas. To the House of Commons, Edouard Froment belongs to the commission of the civil and military Pensions, and to that of the Insurances and the social welfare. Re-elected in 1936, it joined the commission of the Army. In 1937, he is elected general adviser of Fish ponds-the-Theil against Henri Pantin of Farge. The Pantin family of Farge made elect one of her members in the canton since 1892.
July 10th, 1940, Edouard Froment votes against the full powerss with the marshal Pétain (see Liste of the 80 members of Parliament having voted against the full powerss with Philippe Pétain on July 10th, 1940). In March 1941, it is one of the cofounders of the socialist Comité of action (CASE), then works for the central Bureau of information and action. In 1943, when the CASE becomes the reconstituted and clandestine SFIO, it is one of its principal persons in charge for the Northern zone. With the autumn, it joined Charles de Gaulle with London, with Vincent Auriol. He is member of the provisional Consultative Assembly of Algiers and chair his military commission. He joined the free French Forces and takes part in the Débarquement in Provence, in August 1944.
He becomes then member of the departmental committee of release of Ardeche, then member of the management committee of the SFIO, at the time of the congress of November 1944. In 1945, it finds its seat of deputy. He is re-elected in 1946, but is beaten in 1951. He withdraws political life later two years.
- Jean Maitron (to dir.), biographical Dictionary of the labor movement French , cédérom, ED. workshop, 1997, article “Wheat (Edouard)”
- Louis Mexandeau, History of the Socialist party (1905-2005) , ED. Tallandier, 2005
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