Former Senator Reg Jeune dies, aged 94

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A FORMER States Member and a founder of one of the Island's leading law firms, Reg Jeune, has died at the age of 94.

A devout Methodist, lay preacher and a humanitarian he also worked actively for charities and youth organisations, and promoted Anglo-French and Anglo-Dutch relations, receiving honours from both countries.

Mr Jeune was a founder member of law firm Mourant, de Feu and Jeune in 1947, along side Clifford de Feu and Oliver Mourant. Today the practice is known as Mourant Ozannes with offices in the British Virgin Isles, Cayman, Guernsey and Jersey.

He entered the States in 1962 as a Deputy for St Helier No 3, becoming a Senator ten years later.

During his 35 years in the States, he was President of Education, Finance and Economics and Policy and Resources and in 1995 he was made a CBE for services to the States.

In addition to his legal and political careers, Mr Jeune was an astute businessman. He served on the board of the Trustee Savings Bank - being made an OBE in 1974 for his services. He was also a States representative on the board of Jersey Electricity.

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