- Category : Entertainment-News-journalist-Anchor
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Rulership 3
French Socialist politician, lawyer and journalist. He was a member of the Brutus Network, a Resistance Socialist group during World War II.
A long-standing member of the National Assembly (1945–1958, 1962–1986) and member of the Senate (1959–1962), he also served for many years as mayor of Marseille (1944–1945, 1953–1986), Merchant Marine Minister (1950–1952) then Overseas Minister (1956–1957).
He owned the major centre-left newspaper Le Provençal and later acquired the right-wing daily Le Méridional.
Defferre participated in the last duel in France in 1967 with René Ribière who lost the duel, having been wounded twice. Defferre escaped relatively uninjured.
He died on 7 May 1986 aged 75 in Marseille, France.