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Andre Bettencourt
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    (April 21, 1919-November 19, 2007)
    Born in Saint-Maurice-d'Etelan, France
    French Minister of Transportation (1966-67), Minister of Posts and Telecommunications (1968), Minister of Industry (1968-69), Minister of Foreign Affairs (1969-71) and Minister of Cultural Affairs (1972-73)
    Married to L'Oreal heiress Lilliane Scheuller
    Former president of Gesparal, L'Oreal's holding company
    In his youth, he joined a violent pro-fascist organization, La Cagoule.
    After the German occupation of France, he wrote propaganda for Nazi newspapers, such as 'The Jews, their race is tainted with Jesus' blood for all eternity.'
    Under his leadership, L'Oreal joined in an Arab boycott of Israel.
    He joined the French resistance (1942) and received the Croix de Guerre for his actions.
    He apologized for the articles.
    He resigned from the board of L'Oreal after his past was publicized (1994).

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