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William Gérard C Louis-Dreyfus

Birthdate: (84)
Birthplace: Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death: September 16, 2016 (84)
Immediate Family:

Son of Pierre Guy Robert Louis-Dreyfus and Dolores Porges
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Ex-husband of <private> Bowles (LeFevre)
Father of <private> Louis-Dreyfus; <private> Louis-Dreyfus and Julia Louis-Dreyfus
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About William Gérard C Louis-Dreyfus


William Louis-Dreyfus (born Gérard C. Louis-Dreyfus; June 21, 1932)[1] is a French-born American businessman. His net worth was estimated at $3.4 billion by Forbes in 2006.[2] He is the chairman of Louis Dreyfus Energy Services and the great grandson of Léopold Louis-Dreyfus, founder of Louis Dreyfus Group.[3] He is the father of Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Contents [show] Life and career[edit] Louis-Dreyfus was born in Paris. His great-grandfather Léopold Louis-Dreyfus founded the Louis Dreyfus Group in 1851. His mother, Dolores Porges (née Neubauer), was American-born,[1] the daughter of a Brazilian father and a Mexican mother.[4] His father, Pierre Louis-Dreyfus, (1908-2011),[5] was a French Jew who headed the Louis Dreyfus group and fought in the French Resistance during World War II.[6] In 1940, Louis-Dreyfus moved to the United States with his mother after her divorce from Pierre. By 1945 he had adopted the name William as a symbol of his integration into American society.

After graduating from Duke University and Duke University School of Law, Louis-Dreyfus worked at the law firm of Dewey Ballantine, New York, before joining Louis Dreyfus in 1965.

Louis-Dreyfus was chairman of the Poetry Society of America from 1998 to 2008. He is also a poet who has had poems published in publications such as The Hudson Review.

Politics[edit] In October 2012, Dreyfus published a full page ad in the New York Times titled 'A Call To Arms To The Wealthy To Protect The Right To Vote' encouraging wealthy people in the United States to fight voter suppression. Dreyfus himself donated $1 million.[7][8]

Family[edit] Immediate family[edit] First Wife: Judith (née LeFever) Bowles. Divorced, 1962.

Child With Judith Bowles:

Emmy winning-actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, born January 13, 1961, co-star, in the role of Elaine Benes, of the hit NBC television sitcom Seinfeld, star of the CBS sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine, and star of HBO series Veep. Second Wife: Phyllis B. Louis-Dreyfus.

Children With Phyllis Louis-Dreyfus:

social worker Phoebe Émilie Dominique Louis-Dreyfus Eavis (born May 1968). In 1996, she married English financial journalist Peter Eavis at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Bedford, New York.[9][10] social worker Emma R. Louis-Dreyfus (born 1974). Cousins[edit] One cousin is Jean Louis-Dreyfus, grandson of the family business founder, Léopold Louis-Dreyfus. Another cousin is Robert Louis-Dreyfus, the former chief executive officer of Adidas.

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William Gérard C Louis-Dreyfus's Timeline

June 21, 1932
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
January 13, 1961
Age 28
New York, New York, United States
September 16, 2016
Age 84