French journalist and deputy; born in Paris Jan. 11, 1868; of Alsatian descent. After his education was finished, he was enrolled as advocate at the Cour d'Appel in Paris. At the age of twenty, with a view to popularizing the Franco-Russian alliance, he founded the "Vie Franco-Russe," an illustrated paper. In 1892 he became editor of the "Voltaire," and commenced a campaign against the reactionary policy of Jules Ferry. In the following year he was an unsuccessful candidate for his Paris district at the legislatorial elections. Two years later he founded the "Français Quotidien," a paper devoted to national defense, with which the "Voltaire" was subsequently amalgamated.

After another failure at the polls, he was elected by an overwhelming majority for Montdidier at the general election of 1898 as a radical socialist. Klotz is a member of several communal and charitable societies, among which are the Society for the Defense of Children, the Prison Society, and the Central Committee for Labor.

  • Curinier, Dictionnaire National.
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