|POLITICIAN, LAWYER (FRANCE)|
BORN 10 Mar 1847, Colmar, Haut-Rhin - DIED 19 Jan 1919, Paris|
BIRTH NAME Sée, Camille Salomon
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 03 (ancien cimetière juif))
Camille Sée was the son of the businessman Gerson Sée. He studied law in Strasbourg and started as l lawyer in Paris in 1869. After the fall of the Second Empire he was Secretary General of the Ministry of the Interior until February 1871. From 1872 to 1873 he was sous-préfet of Saint-Denis. He became a member of the Chamber of the Deputies for the Seine in 1876.
In 1878 he filed a bill in favour of higher education for girls followed by a bill in favour of the civil position of women in 1880. His education bill faced strong opposition but it was turned into law in December 1880. The École normale supérieure de jeunes filles was established in 1881 and headed by Jules Favre's widow. In 1881 he lost his seat in the Chamber of Deputees and he entered the Conseil d’État afterwards. He died in 1919 in Paris.
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