Party affiliation: Union for French Democracy
Inspector of Finances, 1954-1973. On detachment to office of Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, Secretary of Stale for Finance, 1959-1961. Technical adviser, 1962, Deputy Principal Private Secretary, 1964-1966, to Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs.
Deputy head of department. General Tax Inspectorate, 1962. Head of trade department, board of directors, 1965.
Director-General, Interior Trade and Prices, 1968-1970. Minister of Economy and Finance, under Jacques Chirac, 1974-1976. Minister of Infrastructure, under Raymond Barre, 1976, resigned 1977.
Senator, Republican, then Republican and Independent Union, for Hauts-de-Seine, since 1977. Chairman of Senate Social Affairs Committee. since 1983. Member of political office of Republican Party, 1977-1986.
Member, 1978, Vice-Chairman, 1978-1986, of Union for French Democracy. Mayor of Saint-Cloud, 1971-1992. Departmental Councillor for Saint-Cloud canton, 1973-1989.
Chairman of Local Finance Committee, since 1980. Vice-Chairman, 1982-1986, 1st Vice-Chairman, since 1986, Regional Council for Ile-de-France. Member of board of directors of Paris Transport Corporation (RATP), since 1984.
Deputy Managing Director, 1970, Managing Director, 1972-1974, and Administrator, 1973-1974, of Commercial and Industrial Credit. Administrator then Chairman and Managing Director of Property Savings Company, 1972-1974. Administrator of Transatlantic Bank, 1971-1974 and of Commercial Chartering and Fuel Company, 1972-1974.