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Jean CHAMANT

lawyer , politician

Jean CHAMANT, French lawyer and politician.

Background

CHAMANT, Jean was born on November 23, 1913 in Chagny, Saône-et-Loire, France. Parents: Eugene Chamant and AnneMarie Chamant (née Rétif).

Education

SaintJacques School, Joigny. Faculty of Law, Paris, first degree.

Career

Deputy for Yonne, 1946-1955. Secretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1955-1956. Independent Deputy for Yonne, 1956.

Vice-chairman of National Assembly, 1959-1967. Vice-Chairman of Independent Republican Group, National Assembly, 1966-1967. Re-elected Deputy for Yonne, 1967and 1968.

Minister ofTransport, 1967-1969. Deputy for Yonne, 2nd constituency, 1969-1971. Departmental Councillor for Quarré-les-Tombes, 1965, re-elected 1967, 1973, 1979 and 1985.

Chairman of Departmental Council for Yonne, since 1970. Minister of Transport, 1971-1972. Deputy for Yonne, 1973-1977.

Mayor of Avallon, 1977-1983. Senator, Rassemblement pour la République (Rally for the Republic) for Yonne, since 1977. Chairman of Regional Council for Bourgogne, 1974-1978.

Vice-President, of the Senate, since 1989. Secretary of Barristers’ Conference, 1937-1938. Barrister. Appeal Court, Paris, since 1937.

Connections

Spouse Hélène Claret, 1936. Children: Claude, Philippe, Marie-Hélène, Anne-Caroline.

father:
Eugene

mother:
Anne-Marie (nee Retif) Chamant

spouse:
Helene Claret