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André JARROT, French Senator. Commander of the Legion of Honour; Companion of the Liberation; Military Cross 39-45; Médaille des évadés; Military Medal; Distinguished Conduct Medal; Belgian Military Cross; Officer of the Order of Leopold; Medal of Freedom.


JARROT, André was born on December 13, 1909 in Lux, Saône-et-Loire, France. Parents: Franois Jarrot and Jeanne Jarrot (née Souchet).


Lux Primary School; Chalon-sur-Saône School.


RPF official, Saône-et-Loire, 1947. Mayor of Lux, 1953-1965. Founder member of UNR, 1958.

Deputy, UNR, Saône-et-Loire (4th constituency: Chalon-sur-Saône, Montceau-les Mines), 1958-1974 and 1978-1981. French representative to European Parliament, 1962-1974. Mayor of Montceaules-Mines, 196586.

District Councillor, canton of Chalon-Sud, 1967-1978. Founder of the urban community of Creusot-Montceau-les-Mines, 1970. President of the urban community of Creusot-Montceau-les-Mines, 1970-1977.

Minister of the Quality of Life, 1974-1976. President of superior council of gas and electricity, since 1978. Regional Councillor, Bourgogne, 1985-1986.

Deputy, Rassemblement pour la République (Rally for the Republic), Saône-et-Loire, 1986, ceded seat to Roger Couturier. Senator, Rassemblement pour la République (Rally for the Republic), Saône-et-Loire, 1986. Officer of the Airbourne Infantry, Free French Force, 1940-1945.

Electro-mechanic with the South Eastern Gas and Electricity Company, 1927-1936. Licensed garage mechanic specialising in heavy goods vehicles, 1937. Flying instructor, 1937-1939.

President of committee for orgnaisation of national work exhibitions, since 1976.


  • Les Chemins d'une Destinée, 1983.


Clubs: Confédéral Council of France of War. President, National Confederation of Voluntary Resistance Fighters, since 1976. Honorary President. Association of Voluntary Fighters of Saône-et-Loire.


  • Other Interests

    Motorcycling, parachuting.


Spouse Odette Boulanger. 1946; children: Patrick, MarieClaude.