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Jassuda Bédarrides

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Nationality  French
Occupation  Lawyer Politician

Religion  Judaism
Name  Jassuda Bedarrides
Born  April 2, 1804Aix-en-Provence, France
Died  February 4, 1882 Aix-en-Provence, France
Residence  7 Rue Mignet 13100, Aix-en-Provence
Relatives  Salomon Bedarrides (brother) Benjamin Abram (nephew)

Jassuda Bédarrides (2 April 1804 – 4 February 1882) was a French lawyer and politician. He served as the Mayor of Aix-en-Provence from 1848 to 1849. As such, he was the first Jewish Mayor of this city.

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Early life

Jassuda Bédarrides was born in a Jewish family on April 2, 1804 in Aix-en-Provence. He had a brother, Salomon Bédarrides, who went on to serve as the Mayor of Aix-en-Provence from 1877 to 1884. He also had a sister, Précieuse Bédarrides, who married Abraham Abram, a Jewish businessman from Marseille; their son, Benjamin Abram (1846-1938), went on to serve as the Mayor of Aix-en-Provence from 1888 to 1896.

Career

He started his career as a lawyer, becoming the first Jewish lawyer in Aix-en-Provence. He wrote several books about jurisprudence. He also served as bâtonnier.

A supporter of the Republic, he embarked upon a career in politics. He served as the Mayor of Aix-en-Provence from March 12, 1848 to May 18, 1849. As such, he became the first Jewish Mayor of this city. In April 1848, he planted the Tree of Freedom on the Place des Precheurs to celebrate the French Republic. During his tenure, he also commissioned the construction of new buildings for factory workers and a new slaughterhouse (demolished and now the Pasino), as well as the restoration of a lycee and of a museum. He also served on the General Council

Later, he served as a member of the Consistory of Marseille. He also became an officer of the Legion of Honour on July 13, 1880.

Personal life

He resided at number 7 on the Rue Bellegarde (now known as the Rue Mignet) in Aix.

Death

He died on February 4, 1882 in Aix-en-Provence.

Legacy

The Rue Bédarrides in Aix-en-Provence is named in his honour and his brother's.

References

Jassuda Bédarrides Wikipedia


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