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Jean Joseph CLOUET


Jean Joseph CLOUET, French Senator. Officer of the Legion of Honour; Officer of the National Order of Merit; Officer of the Palmes Académiques (for services to education).


CLOUET, Jean Joseph was born on May 7, 1921 in Nantes, Loire-Inférieure, France. Parents: Joseph Clouet and Anne-Marie Clouet (née Renaud).


Voltaire High School. Turgot High School; Faculty of Letters, Paris, first degree in literature, second degree in English Language and Literature. National School of Administration, 1948-1950.


Civil administrator, State Secretariat for Economie Affairs, 1950-1954. On detachment to office of Henri Caillavet, Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, 1954, then to office of Robert Buron, Minister for Overseas Territories, then Minister of Finance, 1954-1955. Director for International Affairs, then Secretary-General of French Car Manufacturers’ Union Group, 1955-1962.

Secretary-General of Car Manufacturers' Employers Federation, 1962-1965. General delegate of National Federation of Public Works, 1966-1978. Chairman of Building and Public Works Mutual Guarantee Company, 1977-1987.

Administrator, then Censor of the banque de l’Enterprise (bank), since 1970. Administrator of Central Branch of Company Equipment, 1987-1989. Censor. Avenue Banque Bachelor of Arts (bank), since 1988.

Vice-Chairman, 1973, Chairman, 1976-1989, of International Road Federation. President of French Road Union. 1976-1989; Mayor of Vincennes. since 1971.

Departmental Councillor for Vincennes-Est, 1976-1989. ViceChairman of French Road Rescue, 1982-1989. Senator, Republican and Independent Union, for Val de Marne, since 1986.


  • L’Economie des travaux publics.


Clubs: committee of French Automobile Club.


Spouse Denise Topart, 1943. Children: Dominique.