Jean Lescuyer (1890-1974)

Director of Ofpra from September 1952 to October 1954

Minister Plenipotentiary
Distinction : Commandeur de la Légion d’honneur

Jean Lescuyer graduated from the Institute of Political Studies (ESP) and holds a law degree. He worked as an Embassy Attaché in London in 1920 prior to being posted to Riga and Kovno from 1922 to 1924. He later served as Third Secretary at the Beijing Legation before joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1930. From 1936 to 1939, he served as Counsellor at the French Embassy in Turkey.

The French Ambassador to Baghdad between 1939 and 1942, he was declared redundant by the Vichy government after which he secretly left for North Africa.

He was French Ambassador to Egypt between 1945 and 1947, then to Mexico between 1947 and 1949. He had been serving as French Ambassador to Turkey when he became Director of Ofpra.