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Georges Cahen-Salvador, un réformateur social dans la haute administration française (1875-1963)

Abstract : An interest for the social economic questions highlights the career of the senior officer Georges Cahen-Salvador in the first half of the 20th century. Entered the Council of State by the competitive exam of 1898, he is an active member of what we can then call the “reforming nebula” so active under the IIIrd Republic. After an experience on the issue of the war prisoners during the world conflict, he is mobilized in the Ministry of Labor heading the directorate of the worker and peasant pensions. He plays then a major role in the elaboration of texts ruling the Welfare. In 1925, he is appointed as Secretary General of a new institution the Economic National Council. He accompanies the growth of this light structure at its beginning and he makes it a place of expertise on the economic questions. With the Popular Front, the Council becomes under his leadership a place of social negotiation. Become president of the social department of the Council of State in 1936, he is retired automatically in 1940 by the government of marshal Pétain. Refugee in south zone then in Switzerland, he is restored in his functions at the Liberation and then in charge of war damage. His administrative path gives an example rich in profile of republican senior official.
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Alain Chatriot. Georges Cahen-Salvador, un réformateur social dans la haute administration française (1875-1963). Revue d'Histoire de la Protection Sociale, Comité d'histoire de la sécurité sociale, 2014, 1 (7), pp.103 - 128. ⟨hal-03399873⟩

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