Grandval (Hirsch-Ollendorf), Gilbert Yves Edmond

views updated


GRANDVAL (Hirsch-Ollendorf ), GILBERT YVES EDMOND (1904–1981), French statesman. Born in Paris, Grandval was director of a chemical production concern from 1917 to 1940 and after the fall of France joined the French Resistance, becoming one of its leaders. He was appointed military governor of the Saar region in 1945 and from 1948 to 1952 was French High Commissioner for the Saar. Grand-val was later resident-general in Morocco (1953), secretary of state for foreign trade (1962), and from 1962 to 1966 was minister of labor.