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Jacques CARAT


Jacques CARAT, French Senator. Chevalier of the Palmes Académiques (for services to education); Croix of the Mérité de Basse-Saxe.


CARAT, Jacques was born on September 21, 1919 in Paris, France.


University of Paris, Sorbonne, Faculty of Letters, first degree, 1939-1940 and 1945-1946. Spoken languages: German.


Mayor of Cachan, Val de Marne, since 1953. Departmental Councillor for Seine, 1959-1967. President of the Union of Mayors of Paris, 1965-1983.

Vice-Chairman of Departmental Council for Val de Marne, 1967-1970 and 1973-1986. Departmental Councillor for Val de Mame, 1967-1989. Senator for Val de Marne, since 1968.

Vice-President of the Commission of Cultural Affairs of Seine. Vice-Chairman and member of management committee of Association of French Mayors, 1974-1986. Member of management committee of Socialist Party, 1975-1979.

Regional Councillor for Ile de France, 1976-1986. Vice-President of Senate Socialist Group, spokesman for theatre and cinema finance, since 1980. Vice-President of Waste Disposal Union of Paris, since 1984.

Sub-editor of Paru (journal), 1946-1950. Sub-editor, then Editor of Preuves (journal), 1950-1956 and 1956-1969. Member of the Commission of film censors, since 1969.

Member of Board of Directors of National Radio Broadcasting Corporation, since 1975. Chairman and Honorary Chairman ofBoardofDirectorsofllede France Orchestra, 1978-1983. President of the Association of owners of geothermal installations, since 1986.

Member of Board of Directors of Cultural Patronage, since 1987. Pres, of the Association ‘Villes et cinéma".


  • Articles of literary and theatre criticism in Paru, Preuves and Larousse Mensuel. 1946-1969.


Spouse Laurence Moussier, 1955. Children: Sylvie.