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Michel Marie VAUZELLE

Keeper of the Seals Minister of Justice

Michel Marie VAUZELLE, Keeper of the Seals. Minister of Justice.


VAUZELLE, Michel Marie was born on August 15, 1944 in Montélimar, Drôme, France. Parents: Fernand Vauzelle and Marine Vauzelle (née Faure).


SaintJoseph College, Lyon. Faculty of Law, Paris. Law graduate; Diploma from the Institute of Political Studies, Paris.


Official representative of Prime Minister’s Cabinet, 1969-1972. Member of the financial section of the Economic and Social Council, 1972-1973. First secretary of the conference of lawyers at the Court of Paris, 1977.

Deputy Mayor of Arles 1977. Local Councillor, 1983. National delegate of the Socialist Party (PS) with responsibility for justice and rights, 1978-1981.

Assistant Director of Francois Mitterand’s cabinet (Presidential Candidate) 1981. Spokesman of the Presidency of the Republic, 1981-1986. Seconded Prefect, 1985.

Socialist Deputy for Bouches-du-Rhône. 1986, re-elected 1988. Keeper of the Seals, Minister of Justice.

Barrister, Paris, 1968. President of the National School of Photography, 1982-1986.


  • Eloge de Daniel Manin, avocat Vénitien, 1978.


Clubs: Brotherhood of Keepers, Arles.


  • Other Interests



Spouse Sylvie Fauvet, 1980. Children: Marie, Sébastien, Romain.