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Michel Jean Lucien GIRAUD


Michel Jean Lucien GIRAUD, French Deputy. Chevalier of the Legion of Honour, Chevalier of the National Order of Merit, Chevalier of the Palmes Académiques; Silver Medal for Youth and Sport.


GIRAUD, Michel Jean Lucien was born on July 14, 1929 in Pontoise, Seine-et-Oise, France. Parents: Jean Giraud and Suzanne Giraud (née Le Goaziou).


Saint-Martin-de-France School, Pontoise. Louis-le-Grand High School, Paris. Faculty of Letters, Paris.


Vice-chairman of Independent Port of Paris, 1970-1977. Chairman and Managing Director, 1975-1977, of Mixed Economy Company for Development and Management of PairsRungis Market. Departmental Councillor for Val-de-Mame, 1967, reelected 1973 and 1979.

Vice-Chairman of Departmental Council for Valde-Marne, 1973-1976. Administrator, 1968, Secretary, 1969, then Chairman, 1972-1973, of board of Governors of Paris Region District. Town Councillor and Mayor of Perreux-sur-Mame, since 1971.

Chairman of Regional Council for Ile-de-France, since 1976. Senator for Val-de-Marne, 1977-1988. Deputy for Val-de-Marne, since 1988.

President of National Federation of Associations of Local Representatives, since 1977. Honorary Chairman of National Movement of Local Representatives. President of Union of Major Regions of the European Community, 1982-1984.

Chairman of Association of French Mayors, since 1983. Founder and Chairman of World Association of Capital Cities. Chairman of Foundation for Local Communication, since 1987.

French teacher, SaintMartin-de-France School, Pontoise, 1949-1950. Deputy director of Centrale des bois, 1951-1957. Commercial director of Charles Company (importing of exotic woods), 1960-1972.

Chairman and Managing Director of So.Ni.Bat., since 1972.


  • Nous tous, la France, 1983. Raconte-moi Marianne, 1984. Notre Ile-de-France, région capitale, 1985.

    Le Temps des métropoles, 1987.


  • Other Interests

    Music, skiing.


Spouse Simonne Wietzel, 1952. Children: Patrick (deed.), Bruno, Catherine.