Michel Rasquin


Michel Rasquin (19 September 1899 – 27 April 1958) was a Luxembourgish journalist and socialist politician, and European Commissioner.

Michel Rasquin
European Commissioner for Transport
In office
7 January 1958  27 April 1958
PresidentWalter Hallstein
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byLambert Schaus
Mayor of Esch-sur-Alzette
In office
1949–1951
Preceded byArthur Useldinger
Succeeded byAntoine Krier
Leader of the Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party
In office
1945–1951
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byPaul Wilwertz
Personal details
Born(1899-09-19)19 September 1899
Pétange, Luxembourg
Died27 April 1958(1958-04-27) (aged 58)
Brussels, Belgium
Political partyLuxembourg Socialist Workers' Party

Rasquin was born in Pétange, Luxembourg, in 1899. After the Second World War, he was the president of the Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party from 1945 to 1951.

He was a member of the Council of State, the advisory body, from December 1945 to July 1948. In June 1948, he was elected to the Chamber of Deputies of Luxembourg.

He was Mayor of Esch-sur-Alzette from 1949 to 1951.

From 1951 to 1958, he was a minister in the coalition governments of Pierre Dupong and Joseph Bech, with responsibility for the economy.

He was appointed Luxembourg's representative on the inaugural European Commission, the Hallstein Commission, which took office in January 1958. Rasquin had responsibility for the Transport portfolio, but died in April 1958 and was succeeded by Lambert Schaus.

Party political offices
New office Leader of the Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party
1945–1951
Succeeded by
Paul Wilwertz
Political offices
Preceded by
Arthur Useldinger
Mayor of Esch-sur-Alzette
1949–1951
Succeeded by
Antoine Krier
New office Luxembourgish European Commissioner
1958
Succeeded by
Lambert Schaus
European Commissioner for Transport
1958