BORN 30 Nov 1840, Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, Charente - DIED 13 Mar 1904, Paris: 4 Rue de Logelbach|
GRAVE LOCATION Bordeaux, Gironde: Cimetière Protestant de la rue Judaïque, rue Judaïque
Ludovic Trarieux was called to the Bar of Bordeaux in 1862 and
he practised law in that city until 1881. In 1879 he was elected
in the Chamber of Deputies. After he was beaten in the elections
of 1881 he was called to the Bar in Paris.|
In 1888 he was elected Senator of the Gironde as a member of the Republican Left. In 1897 he was re-elected ad he held the post until his death in 1904.
In 1885 he became Minister of Justice and after he investigated te Dreyfus case he became a defender of Dreyfus' innocence. In 1899 he was a witness during the Second Dreyfus Trial in Rennes.
When Émile Zola was tried, he was a witness for the defence. At that time he thought of the creation of the Ligue des droits de l'homme, that was formed in 1898. He held its presidency until 1903.
A prize was named after him and it was first awarded to Nelson Mandela in 1985.
supported Dreyfus, Alfred