Paul Struye

Paul Victor Antoine Struye (1 September 1896 – 16 February 1974) was a Belgian lawyer, politician, and journalist, notable for his writings during World War II. A native of Ghent, Struye served in the Belgian Army during World War I. He qualified as a lawyer in the years after the war and also worked as a journalist at the Catholic newspaper La Libre Belgique. A royalist and patriot, Struye was soon attracted to the Belgian resistance during World War II and was influential once La Libre Belgique became an underground newspaper. His diary of life under occupation and writings on public opinion are important historical sources on the period. After the war, Struye entered politics in the Christian Social Party as a senator and held the portfolio of Minister of Justice (1947-1948). He subsequently held the post of President of the Senate on two occasions.

Paul Struye
Minister of Justice
In office
20 March 1947  27 November 1948
Preceded byAlbert Lilar
Succeeded byHenri Moreau de Melen
President of the Senate
In office
27 June 1950  12 March 1954
Preceded byRobert Gillon
Succeeded byRobert Gillon
In office
24 June 1958  5 October 1973
Preceded byRobert Gillon
Succeeded byPierre Harmel
Personal details
Born(1896-07-01)1 July 1896
Ghent, Belgium
Died16 February 1974(1974-02-16) (aged 77)
Ixelles, Belgium
Political partyChristian Social Party (PSC-CVP)