Borel, (Félix Edouard Justin) Emile[borel]
Mathematician and French statesman, born in Saint Affrique, S France. He studied then taught at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, and became professor at the Sorbonne in 1909. In addition to his mathematical work, he was active in politics, scientific popularization, and journalism; he was a member of the Chamber of Deputies (1924--36) and minister for the navy (1925--40). His mathematical work was mainly in analysis, measure theory, and probability.