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Gaston Thorn

Prime Minister of Luxembourg

Gaston Egmond Thorn (3 September 1928 – 26 August 2007)[1] was a Luxembourg politician. He served as the 20th Prime Minister of Luxembourg (1974–79), President of the United Nations General Assembly (1975), and the seventh President of the European Commission (1981–85).

Gaston Thorn
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President of the European Commission
In office
20 January 1981 – 6 January 1985
Preceded byRoy Jenkins
Succeeded byJacques Delors
Prime Minister of Luxembourg
In office
15 June 1974 – 16 July 1979
MonarchJean
DeputyRaymond Vouel
Bernard Berg
Preceded byPierre Werner
Succeeded byPierre Werner
Personal details
Born
Gaston Egmond Thorn

3 September 1928
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Died26 August 2007 (2007-08-27) (aged 78)
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Liliane Thorn-Petit
Children1

ReferencesEdit

  1. Palmer, John (28 August 2007). "Obituary: Gaston Thorn". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 December 2015.