Party affiliation: Socialist Party
Municipal Councillor, Ambarès, 1965-1971. Mayor of Carbon-Blanc, since 1976. Proclaimed Deputy for Gironde, 1968, replacing René Cassagne, deceased.
Elected Socialist Deputy for Gironde (Bordeaux-VII), 1973-1980. County Councillor, Carbon-Blanc, 1969, re-elected 1973. Chairman, Gironde County Council, 1976-1985.
Elected Socialist Senator for Gironde, 1980. Member, since 1981, and Chairman, 1981-1985, Aquitaine Regional Council. Teacher, 1957-1960, then Professor, College of General Education, 1960-1968.