Lucien Radoux

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Born18 July 1921
Etterbeek, Belgium
Died24 December 1985 (Age 64)
Brussels, Belgium
A militant 'Atlanticist and committed European federalist

Lucien Jean Louis Radoux was a Belgian politician. Radoux was a committed European federalist as well as a militant 'Atlanticist' and co-founder in 1961 of the Atlantic Institute.


During the Second World War, Radoux played an active role in the armed resistance. After the war he was a member of the cabinet of several socialist ministers, primarily Paul-Henri Spaak, of whom he was private secretary and loyal supporter for several years. Within the Socialist Party he was ranked among the 'Spaakists'.

On a municipal level, Radoux was a municipal councilor for Lot from 1952 to 1954. His career received a boost after his attendance at the 1955 Bilderberg meeting.

In 1958, he was elected to the Chamber of Representatives for the Brussels district, a mandate he held until 1977. He then sat in the Belgian Senate from 1977 to 1981. From these appointments, he served from 1971 to 1980 also in the Cultural Council of the French Cultural Community and from 1980 to 1981 in the Parliament of the French Community.

He was also a member of the Assembly of the Western European Union (WEU), from 1965 to 1968 he was a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe[1] and from 1962 to 1965 and from 1968 to 1984 he was the European Parliamentary Assembly, later the European Parliament[2]. He was also a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of NATO and in the early 1970s Chairman of the Brussels liaison office of the socialist parties of the first six EEC countries.

In 1979 he was elected Member of the European Parliament in the first directly elected parliament and remained so until 1984. He chaired the delegation for relations with Eastern European countries from 1983-1984.

He was also managing director of the House of Europe in Brussels.


Event Witnessed

Bilderberg/1955 MarchFrance
The second Bilderberg meeting, held in France. Just 42 guests, fewer than any other.