Artur Marfany

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Artur Marfany
2nd President of the Republic of Caïd
In office
20 May 1969 – 1 July 1973
Preceded byFrancesc Julià de Caïdot
Succeeded byTortimer Kappa
3rd Prime Minister of the Republic of Caïd
In office
18 October 1959 – 23 August 1965
Preceded byFrançois Millet
Succeeded byTeodor Nook
Minister of Public Works
In office
11 September 1989 – 25 August 2000
Preceded byLluís Saints i Raventós
Succeeded byJosep Kappa
Personal details
Born13 January 1919
Died25 August 2000(2000-08-25) (aged 81)
NationalityCaidanian, French
Political partyUnited People's Syndicate (SPU)

Artur Marfany (Pyrénées-Orientales, France, 13 January 1919 - Perpinyà, Pyrénées-Orientales, France, 25 August 2000) was the President, Prime Minister and minister of the Republic of Caïd.

Political career and life

He was born in 1919, when Caïd was still French territory. Son of a family strongly rooted in Caïd and with economic power, he grew up and was educated there, in addition to completing his academic training with stays in Perpignan and Paris. Marfany spoke Catalan, French, Italian and German perfectly, as well as having basic knowledge of English.

After the Second World War, when he was almost 30 years old, in 1948, he started in the politics of Caïd (despite being affiliated in the SPU since 1939) as an adviser to General Caïdot. Marfany was one of the most prepared and competent young people of the time in Caïd, since he had studied abroad. He was the trusted man of General Caïdot and served as prime minister (at that time the office had the name of "secretary of government") between 1959 and 1965 and later as president, leading the interim cabinet after the death of General Caïdot in 1969 He remained in office until 1973, being replaced by Tortimer Kappa. He also served as Minister of Public Works from 1989 until the year 2000, when he died. Despite serving as a minister, since he ceased to be president he stayed quite apart from politics and public life, residing long periods in France or Switzerland. He died at his residence in Perpignan.

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