Saint-Vincent School, Rennes. SaintLouis College, Paris. Higher National School of Agriculture, Rennes, Diploma in Agricultural Engineering, Diploma in Rural, Water and Forest Engineering.
Technical adviser to Minister of Agriculture, 1969-1971, to Minister of Cultural Affairs, 1971-1973. Deputy for Ille-et-Vilaine (Vitré), 1973-1976. Member of National Assembly Reformist, Centrist and Social Democratic Group.
County Councillor, Vitry-Est, since 1976. Mayor of Vitré, since 1977. Secretary of State to the Minister of Agriculture, 1976.
Minister of Agriculture, 1977-1978. Deputy for Ille-etVilaine (Vitré), 1978. Minister of Agriculture, 1978-1981.
Union for French Democracy Deputy for Ille-et-Vilaine (Vitré), 1981-1986. Re-elected 1986, gave up his seat to René Couanau. Minister of the Infrastructure, Housing, Land Planning and Transport, 1986-1988.
Chairman, Illeet-Vilaine County Council, since 1982. Chairman, Social Democrats Centre, since 1982. Elected Deputy for Ille-et-Vilaine (5th constituency), 1988.
Rural engineer, Bordeaux, 1967-1969.
A former member of the UDF political party, he has since joined the UMP party.
National; National; European Pari.
Spouse Julie Harding, 1965. Children: Laurence, Daniel.