Converted French Jew, Famous Catholic Editor, Dies in Paris

Arthur Meyer, for 45 years editor and in more recent years proprietor of Le Gaulois, a Catholic Royalist newspaper, died Saturday at the age of 80 years.

A Jew converted to Catholicism, he became one of the most ardent defenders of that faith and for the past 50 years was the recognized leader of the Catholic Conservatives. The famous editor had a strikingly Jewish appearance which was in contradiction to his violently Catholic, anti-Jewish bias. He was a strong anti-Dreyfusard when the case of the Jewish army captain created a sensation all over the world.

M. Meyer had open entry to the most exclusive circles in French society. He is said to have been the last of the “Boulivardiers” and to have represented the real Parisian spirit of the Second Empire and of the Third Republic.

He was active in the editorial direction of his paper until the day of his death, an article from his pen appearing in the same issue of Le Gaulois, which announced his death.

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