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Michel Issac DREYFUS-SCHMIDT

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Michel Issac DREYFUS-SCHMIDT, French Senator.

Background

DREYFUS-SCHMIDT, Michel Issac was born on June 17, 1932 in Belfort, France. Parents: M. Dreyfus-Schmidt and Yvonne Dreyfus-Schmidt (nee Kahn).

Education

Belfort High School; Nancy High School. Institute of Political Studies, Paris, major award-winner, 1950-1953. Faculty of Law, Paris, first degree bar examination, 1950-1953.

Spoken languages: English.

Career

Deputy Mayor of Belfort, 196471, 1977-1980. Departmental Councillor of Belfort West Canton, 1966, re-elected 1967, 1973. Deputy to Federation of Democratic and Socialist Left, Belfort, 1967-1968.

Member of Management Committee and National Office, of the Socialist Party, 1969-1973. Vice-Chairman of Departmental Council of Territoire de Belfort, 1976-1979. Senator for Territoire de Belfort, 1980-1989, re-elected since 1989.

Town Councillor for Belfort, since 1980. Member of the 39th French delegation to the United Nations, President of French section, 1982-1986. Parliamentarian assigned to Prime Minister’s Office, advising on revival of the Council of Europe, 1984-1985.

President of Socialism and Judaism. Vice president of World Jewish Congress, since 1986. Vice-President of the Senate, 1986-1989, re-elected since 1989.

Barrister, Belfort, since 1954. President of Belfort Bar, 1975-1976.

Religion

Jewish.

Connections

Spouse Rose-Marie Humbert (first marriage), Simone Damare, 1970. Children: Pascale, Alain (of first marriage).