- Category : 1865-births
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Small (56,62)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Healing 1
Belgian politician associated with the Liberal Party. He was the second President of the League of Nations, and served again as its president in 1932-33.
As a politician he became Belgian Minister for Foreign Affairs from 1918 to 1920 (and again from 1927 to 1935), minister of justice from 1926 to 1927, and member of the council of ministers from 1935 to 1936. In 1919, together with Charles de Broqueville and Emile Vandervelde he introduced universal suffrage for all men (one man, one vote) and compulsory education.
After World War I, he represented Belgium at the 1919-1920 peace conference. Paul Hymans helped form the customs union of Belgium and Luxembourg (Belgium-Luxembourg Economic Union) in 1921 and played a leading part in negotiating the Dawes Plan in 1924. In 1928, he signed the Kellogg-Briand Pact for Belgium.
He was a freemason, and a member of the lodge Les Amis Philanthropes of the Grand Orient of Belgium in Brussels.
He died 8 March 1941.