MAURICE ROUVIER (1842-), French statesman, was born at Aix on the 17th of April 1842, and spent the early years of his manhood in business at Marseilles.
Then came the scandal of the decorations in which President Grevy's son-in-law Daniel Wilson figured, and the Rouvier cabinet fell in the attempt to screen the president.
Rouvier reproached the Foreign Minister with imprudence in the matter of Morocco, and after a heated discussion M.
Rouvier himself took the portfolio of foreign affairs at this anxious juncture.
Rouvier was able to make a statement of the whole proceedings in the chamber, which received the assent of all parties.
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Rouvier in the Ribot cabinet (1892-1893) as minister of finance, and died in Paris on the 4th of November 1893.
He was the principal author of the law of separation, but, not content with preparing it, he wished to apply it as well, especially as the existing Rouvier ministry allowed disturbances to occur during the taking of inventories of church property, a clause of the law for which Briand was not responsible.
Rouvier, who next formed a cabinet, declined to take him as a colleague, and Boulanger was sent to ClermontFerrand to command an army corps.
Rouvier; and he was primarily responsible, by advising his followers to vote neither for Floquet, Ferry nor Freycinet, for the election of an "outsider" as president in M.
In March 1906 the fall of the Rouvier ministry, owing to the riots provoked by the inventories of church property, at last brought Clemenceau to power as minister of the interior in the Sarrien cabinet.