Gaston Thorn

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Gaston Thorn
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President of the European Commission
In office
20 January 1981 – 6 January 1985
Preceded byRoy Jenkins
Succeeded byJacques Delors
Prime Minister of Luxembourg
In office
15 June 1974 – 16 July 1979
DeputyRaymond Vouel
Bernard Berg
Preceded byPierre Werner
Succeeded byPierre Werner
Personal details
Gaston Egmond Thorn

3 September 1928
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Died26 August 2007 (2007-08-27) (aged 78)
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Liliane Thorn-Petit

Gaston Egmond Thorn (3 September 1928 – 26 August 2007)[1] was a Luxembourg politician. He served as the 20th Prime Minister of Luxembourg (1974–79), President of the United Nations General Assembly (1975), and the seventh President of the European Commission (1981–85).

References[change | change source]

  1. Palmer, John (28 August 2007). "Obituary: Gaston Thorn". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 December 2015.