BORN 31 Jul 1907, Paris - DIED 13 Jan 1994, Paris|
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Passy Cimetière, 2 Rue du Commandant Schloesing (division 13)
Alphons Hervé came from a family of diplomats. He studied politcal science and law. In 1930 he married the singer Claude Raynaud (they divorced in 1957). He worked in Ankara and Moscow and was stationed in Washington when the Second World War started. He was against the Vichy regime and resigned in Washington to join De Gaulle in London in 1941. He was economic adviser to De Gaulle until the end of the war.
After the war he held several further positions. From 1956 to 1965 he was ambassador of France to the USA. In 1958 he married his second wife Nicole, who was formerly married to Stephen Bunau-Varilla. In 1965 he returned to Paris, where he was secretary general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs until 1972. In 1977 he published his memoirs.