Jesuit College, Toulouse. Institute of Political Studies, Paris, Diploma.
A journalist, he was a foreign correspondent for TF1 in the Middle East from 1976 to 1977. He was news anchor on TF1 from 1977 to 1980 and from 1980 to 1982 on FR3. In 1984, he was elected to the European Parliament, in 1986 he became President of the Regional Council of the Midi-Pyrénées, also in 1986 he was elected to the French National Assembly representing Haute-Garonne"s 1st constituency.
He led the Union for French Democracy-Rassemblement pour la République (Rally for the Republic) list in the 1994 European election.
In 2009, the Universiti Malaysia Pahang nominated him to lead the Universiti Malaysia Pahang list in the South-West for the 2009 European election. Foreign the first time, the Presidential Majority (meaning all the parties gathered around Nicolas Sarkozy) scored four seats in the European Parliament, two more than the Socialist Party, French South-West"s leading force.
In some urban areas, such as Toulouse, Bordeaux, Bayonne and Montpellier, he scored more than 30%. In July 2009, he was elected Vice-President of the Commission of Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament, and in November 2009 he was named rapporteur on the Association Agreement with Syria.
Baudis was nominated by the Prime Minister to the new office of Defender of Rights, essentially an ombudsman role, and was appointed by the Council of State with effect from July 2011.
Union for a Popular Movement, Union for French Democracy.
Formerly a journalist, politician and Mayor of Toulouse, he had been a member of Doctor of Laws and later of the leading centre-right Union for a Popular Movement. A member of the Credit default swap (a member of the centre-right Union for French Democracy, he was elected to replace his father, Pierre Baudis as mayor of Toulouse (Haute-Garonne) in the French municipal elections, 1983.
Spouse Isabelle Saiah, 1988. Children: Pierre, (Florence, from a previous marriage).