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René COUVEINHES, French Deputy. Chevalier of the Legion of Honour; Chevalier of Social Merit; Officer of National Order of Merit; Officer of the Palmes Académiques (for services to education); Officer of Agricultural Merit; Officer of Sporting Merit; various foreign decorations.


  • COUVEINHES, René was born on June 16, 1925 in Montpelier, Hérault, France. Parents: Augustin Couveinhes and Aniès Couveinhes (née Vareilles).

  • Career

    • Secretary-General of High Council for Construction, 1962-1963. SecretaryGeneral of National Commission for National and Regional Development, 1963-1980. Member of various ministerial offices, 1956-1968 and 1973-1981.

      Deputy, Union for Defence of the Republic, for Hérault, 1st constituency. Montpelier I, 1968-1973. French representative to European Parliament, 1971-1973.

      Departmental Councillor for Montpelier III canton, since 1973. Member of Economic and Social Council, 1973-1978. Member of Economic and Social Committee for Languedoc-Roussillon, 1974-1979.

      Mayor of la Grande-Motte, since 1974. Deputy for Hérault, replacing Georges Fontes on his entry to government, since 1986. 1st Vice-Chairman of Regional Council for Languedoc-Roussillon, since 1986.

      Director’s assistant. National Company for development of Bas-Rhône-Languedoc, 195775.


    Party affiliation: Rally for the Republic


    • Spouse Geneviève Couveinhes (née Melet), 1947. Children: Danielle, Philippe.
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    Born June 16, 1925