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Pierre Paul LAFFITTE


Pierre Paul LAFFITTE, French Senator. Officer of the Legion of Honour and of the National Order of Merit; Commander of the North Star (Sweden); Commander of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.


LAFFITTE, Pierre Paul was born on January 1, 1925 in SaintPaul, Alpes-Maritimes, France. Parents: Jean Laffitte and Lucie Laffitte (née Fink).


Secondary School, Nice. Engineer of the Ecole Polytechnique. Engineer of the mining corps.


Senator of the Alpes-Maritimes, 1985, replacing the late Francis Palmero. Founder and President of Sophia-Antipolis and of the International Association, of Science Parks. President, Franco-German High Council on Culture.

Vice President, Cultural Commission of the Senate. President, Senate Working Group Innovation et Enterprise. Director of the geological, geophysical and mining research department, 1953.

Assistant General Director of the geological and mining research department, 1959-1962, Assistant Manager, 1963, Director, 1973-1984. Member. Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. Member. Assemblée de ITnstitute Pasteur.

President of the Franco-German Association of Science and Technology (AFAST). President of the Paris School of Mines since 1984.


  • Carte Métallogénique Internationale de l’Europe. La Recherche minière et le développement économique régional. Sophia-Antipolis, naissance d’une ville.


  • Other Interests



Spouse Anita Capitant.