Foreign News: Bourgeois

Last week two bright quizzical French eyes twinkled no longer. M. Leon Bourgeois, at 74, relaxed in death the cares of state which had absorbed a career of 49 years.

Having held many portfolios and tired of them; having been Premier for six months (1895); having declined a nomination for President of the Republic (1912), he long remained the revered adviser of Presidents. During the War he was Minister without portfolio in Briand's all-party cabinet.

Then the League of Nations seized his imagination. Under the leadership of Wilson he helped draft the Covenant. In 1919 he received the Nobel Peace prize. On Jan....

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