Party affiliation: French Communist Party
Secretary of the Departmental Union C.C.T. (association of French trade unions) 1948-1954. Secretary of the Nord Communist Federation, 1954-1973. Local Councillor of Lille, 1959-1965, re-elected 1977, 1983.
Deputy Mayor of Lille, since 1983. Vice President of the community of Lille. Vice President of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais regional council, 1974-1977.
Senator of Nord. 1967, re-elected 1983. Registered with communist Party at Senate (PCF). Secretary of Senate’s social affairs Commission, 1974-1980.
Vice President of Senate friendship groups between France-Latin America, France-Poland, France-Japan, France-Cyprus. Metallurgist, FivesLille Company, 1937-1947.