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Ferry, Abel
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Ferry, Abel

(May 26, 1881, Paris – September 15, 1918, Jaulzy [Aisne]), French politician. As nephew of Jules Ferry, the dominant French statesman of the 1880s, and as the son of the parliamentarian Charles Ferry, Abel Ferry came from a highly respected political family. After studying law in Paris, in 1909 he was elected to parliament as the deputy for Épinal (department of the Vosges), identifying himself with the moderate left. In the cabinet formed by René Viviani in 1914, Ferry was named under-secretary of state at the foreign ministry, with responsibility for North Africa. He joine…

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Mollenhauer, Daniel, “Ferry, Abel”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 27 May 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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