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Simone Veil

Lawyer , politician

Simone VEIL, French politician and former lawyer. decorations including Grand Officer; Order of the Lion (Senegal); Order of Merit of the Repub; Order of Merit (Fed; Order of Rio Branco (Brazil); Order of Merit (Luxembourg); Order of the Phoenix (Greece). ORTF Administration Council 1972-1974; European Pari. since 1979.


Veil, Simone was born on July 13, 1927 in Nice, France. Daughter of Jacob Andre and Yvonne (Jacob) Steinmetz.


Student, Lycee in Nice. Bachelor of Laws, Institute Political Studies, Paris.


Appointed to the Magistrature, 1956. Appointed titular attachee Ministry of Justice, France, 1957, various posts, 1957-1969. Member private office of Mr.

Pleven Lord Chancellor, 1969. Appointment to High Council of Magistrature, 1970. Member board directors French Radio and television Authority, board directors Fondation de France, 1972.

Appointed Minister of Health, 1974. Also responsible for Social Security, 1977. Appointed chairman Information Board on Nuclear Power, 1977.

Minister of Health and Social Security, 1976—1979. Member European Parliament, 1979-1993, president, 1979-1982, chairman legal affairs committee, 1982, re-elected, 1984-1993. Chairman Liberal and Democratic Group of European Parliament, 1984-1993, state minister social affairs and urban health, 1993-1995.

Member Conseil Constnl., since 1998.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (with Professor Launay and Doctor Soule): Les donnees psycho-sociologiques de l'adoption.


ORTF Administration Council 1972-1974. European Pari. since 1979.


Married Antoine Veil, October 26, 1946. Children: Jean, Claude(deceased), Pierre-Francois.

Jacob Andre Steinmetz

Yvonne (Jacob) Steinmetz

Antoine Veil

Jean Veil

Claude Veil (deceased)

Pierre-Francois Veil