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Paul Jean-Marie MASSON

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Paul MASSON, French Senator. Commander of Legion of Honour, of National Order of Merit, of Agricultural Merit, and of the Black Star; Officer for Services to French Education.


MASSON, Paul was born on July 21, 1920 in Ussel, Corrèze, France. Parents: Jean-Baptiste Masson and Marie Masson (née Vidal).


Bachelor of Law; Certificate of the French National Overseas College.


Career in W. Africa 1945-1960. Former Secretary-General Guinea. High Commissioner to Upper Volta 1958-1960.

Director-General Bureau pour le developpement de la production agricole 1961-1967. Director du Cabinet, Minister of Defence 1971-1973. Prefet de la Region Centre, Prefet du Loiret 1973-1976, Prefet de la Region Aquitaine, Prefet de la Gironde 1976-1978.

Director du Cabinet Civil et Mil., Minister of Defence 1978-1979. Mayor of Estony since 1979. Director Pechiney Ugine Kuhlman 1979-1983.

Vice-President Society Aluminium de Grece (A.D.G.) 1979-1983. Senator from the Loiret (R.P.R.) since 1983. Commander Legion d'honneur.

Commander du Merite agricole, Commander Ordre national du Merite, Officier Palmes academiques.


French dels, to FAO Conferences 1961. 1963, 1965.


Spouse Simone Ageron. Children: Jean-François, Claudine.


Marie (nee Vidal) Masson

Simone Ageron