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Louis Klotz, Ex-french Finance Minister, Dead

Louis L. Klotz, former minister of finance under the premiership of George Clemencau, and active in French politics for two decades, died suddenly yesterday of a heart attack at the age of 62. M. Klotz was a member of the War-time cabinet and was one of the signers of the Treaty of Versailles. He also aided in working out the post-war financial problems of France.

Prior to his entrance into politics he had been one of the outstanding members of the French bar. In 1889 he achieved a national reputation by his campaign with the French students against Boulangerism. He was elected to the Chamber of Deputies in 1897 where he specialized in financial matters. Later he served as chairman of the Commission des Douanes and vice-chairman of the Commission on Budget and the Army.

M. Klotz had six terms as a cabinet officer, starting in 1910 and ending in 1920. In the post-war era he was considered the one man who could lead France out of its financial difficulties. He was also mentioned for the premiership.

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