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agronomist , politician

Michel COINTAT, French agronomist and politician. European Pari. 196871. 1974-1979; Academy, d'agriculture de France and various local societies.


COINTAT, Michel was born on April 13, 1921 in Paris, France. Parents: Lucien Cointat and Marie-Louise Cointat (née Adam).


Montaigne High School, Paris. Saint-Louis High School, Paris. National Institute of Agronomy, agricultural engineer.

National Forestry Commission School, forestry engineer.


Principal Private Secretary to Edgard Pisani, Minister of Agriculture, 1962. Chief Engineer, Rural Engineering and Forestry, Director-General of Production and Markets, Ministry of Agriculture, 1962-1967. Administrator. National Industrial Nitrogen Office, 1964-1967.

Administrator, Alsace State Potash Mines. Member of accounts committee for national agriculture. Deputy Union for Defence of the Republic, for Ille-et-Vilaine, 5th constituency, Fougères, since 1967.

French representative to European Parliament, 1968-1971 and 1974-1979. Minister of Agriculture, under Chaban-Delmas, 1971-1972. Mayor of Fougères, 1971-1983.

Minister of Foreign Trade, 1980-1981. Ex-member and Chairman of finance committee of Regional Council for Brittany. Vice-Chairman of Committee for Study and Linking of Interests in Brittany (Celib).

Chairman of National Horticultural Association. Ex-President of Association for Information and Promotion of Brittany. Chairman of Sabemen, 1983.

Questeur of National Assembly, 1988. Chairman, PAN Europe, France, 1990. Head of Uzès Forestry Camp, 1943-1949.

Chief Forestry Inspector, Joinville, 1949-1958. Deputy Managing Director, 1948-1961. Chairman and Managing Director, Company for Development of Fallow Land and Coppicing in the Eastern Region.


  • Le neveu de jules ferry abel le ministre soldat ( 1881-1918 )

    (198pages. in8. Broché.)

  • Les Heures orangées (poems), 1974. Tresques en Languedoc ou l’Histoire vivante dans le Midi, 1979. Les moments inutiles (poems), 1983.Le Neveu de Jules Ferry: Abel, 1987. 1789: Sept Députes Bretons a Versailles, 1988. Various technical, scientific and literary studies.


European Pari. 196871. 1974-1979; Academy, d'agriculture de France and various local societies.


Spouse Simone Dubois, 1942. Children: Christian, Alain.

Lucien Cointat

Marie-Louise Adam

Simone Dubois