Party affiliation: Independent. Union for French Democracy
Town Councillor, 1953. Mayor of Châteaubriant, since 1959. President of the Association of Mayors of the district, 1961.
Deputy Loire-Atlantique (5th constituency: Châteaubriant), 1962, re-elected 1967, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1981, 1986, 1988. District Councillor, canton of Châteaubriant, since 1964. Regional Councillor, Loire-Atlantique, since 1964.
Member of the European Parliament, 1968-1978. President of Federative Association of Mayors of Loire-Atlantique, 1971-1989. Vice-President of the Council, Loire-Atlantique, 1979.
Member of the Commission of Production and Trade. Representative of the National Assembly to Council of Europe and Western European Union. European deputy, 1968-1977.
Bailiff, Châteaubriant, 1953-1971.