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Jacques HABERT


Jacques HABERT, French Senator. Chevalier of the Legion of Honour; Officer of the National Order of Merit; Military Cross 39-45; Officier des Palmes académiques, (a decoration for services to education in France); various other decorations.


HABERT, Jacques was born on September 26, 1919 in Nesles-la-Vallée, Seine et Oise, France. Parents: René Habert and Juliette Habert (née Blondeau).


Chaptal School, Paris. Grande école for teacher training in technical education (department of arts). University of Paris, Faculty of Arts.


Representative of the French in the United States in the Superior Council of the French abroad, 1954, re-elected 1958, 1962, 1965, 1968, 1980. Senator of the French residing abroad, 1969, reelected 1971, since 1980. Vice-President of the Senate Commission for cultural affairs.

Member of the North Atlantic Assembly. Premier Vice-President of the Superior Council of the French abroad, 1974-1976. Delegate of the Union of politically independent Senators, since 1976.

Teacher at the French School in New York 1945-1953. Speaker of French Alliance with the United States and Canada, 1949-1969. Lecturer at New York University and College of Higher Education of New York, 1953-1969, journalist and press correspondant.

Editor FranceAmérique, 1953-1972. Chairman and Managing Director, Tricolor Publications, New York, since 1958. Director, Transocean Press.

President, Vice-President or Secretary General of several French associations of America. Member of the board of the Federation of French teachers residing abroad, the international Federation of the French Language Press, the Union of the French abroad. President of the Federation of former French combatants residing abroad.

President of the National Association of French Schools Abroad, since 1976.


  • Various studies of the history of the French in America, including when New York was called Angoulême, 1949, La Vie et les Voyages de Jean de Verrazane, 1964. Numerous articles and éditorials.


Clubs: Rotary Club.