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Louis André.

Louis André (1838, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Côte-d'Or – 1913) was France's Minister of War from 1900 until 1904. Loyal to the laïque Third Republic, he was anti-Catholic, militantly anticlerical, a Freemason[1] and was implicated in the Affaire Des Fiches, a scandal in which he received reports from Masonic groups on which army officers were practicing Catholics for the purpose of denying their promotions. [2]


  1. Masonic references in the works of Charles Williams Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon, accessed Oct. 28, 2008
  2. Larkin, Church and State after the Dreyfus Affair, pp. 138-41: `Freemasonry in France’, Austral Light 6, 1905, pp. 164-72, 241-50.

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