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Jack Mathieu Emile LANG


Jack Mathieu Emile LANG, French Minister of State, Minister of National Education and Culture. Grand Croix de l’Ordre d’Orange nasseau; Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorialn Order.


LANG, Jack Mathieu Emile was born on September 2, 1939 in Mirecourt, Vosges, France. Parents: Roger Lang and Marie-Luce Lang (née Bouchet).


Henri-Poincaré Secondary School, Nancy. Law Faculty, Paris; degree from the Institute of Political Studies, Paris. Agrégé in Public Law.


Councillor of Paris, 1977-1989. Special Councillor to the Chief Secretary of the Socialist Party, 1978-1979. National Delegate of culture for the PS, 1979-1981.

Minister for the Arts. 1981-1983 and 1984-1986. Minister delegated to the Arts, 1983-1984.

Elected Socialist Deputy of Loir-et-Cher, 1986, re-elected 1988, ceded seat to Michel Fromet. National Secretary of the Arts and Youth of the PS, 1987-1988. Minister for the Arts and Communications, 1988.

Minister for Culture, Communications, Major Works and the Bicentenary, 1988-1991. Minister of Culture and Communications: government spokesman, 1991-1992 Minister of State, Minister of National Education and Culture, since 1992. Creator and Director of the World Festival of the Academic Theatre, Nancy, 1963-1972.

Director of the Academic Theatre of Nancy, 1963-1972. Theatre Director of Chaillot Palace, 1972-1974. Teacher of International Law, 1976.

Director of research of legal and economic studies, Nancy. Law Lecturer at ParisX Nanterre, 1986-1988.


Spouse Monique Buczynski, 1961. Children: Caroline, Valerie.