The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Klotz, Louis Lucien

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KLOTZ, Louis Lucien, French statesman: b. Paris, 11 Jan. 1868, of Alsatian descent. Educated as advocate, he founded in 1888 the Vie Franco-Russe, in 1892 edited the Voltaire, and in 1895 established the Français Quotidien. After two unsuccessful attempts, he was elected in 1898 as radical socialist to the French legislature, being prominent since that date in French politics, and many terms Minister of Finance, which position he now holds. In 1914 on the outbreak of the Great War Klotz was made head of the Press Department of the Ministry of War. In 1919 he was appointed one of the French delegates to the Peace Conference.