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Jacques Delors

French economist and politician

Jacques Lucien Jean Delors (born 20 July 1925) is a French politician. He served as the 8th President of the European Commission from 1985 to 1995. He served as Minister of Finance 1981 to 1984. He was a Member of the European Parliament from 1979 to 1981.[1]


Jacques Delors
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8th President of the European Commission
In office
7 January 1985 – 24 January 1995
Vice PresidentFrans Andriessen
Preceded byGaston Thorn
Succeeded byJacques Santer
Minister of Finance
In office
22 May 1981 – 17 July 1984
Prime MinisterPierre Mauroy
Preceded byRené Monory
Succeeded byPierre Bérégovoy
Member of the European Parliament
In office
1 July 1979 – 25 May 1981
ConstituencyEast France
Personal details
Born
Jacques Lucien Jean Delors

(1925-07-20) 20 July 1925 (age 93)
Paris, France
Political partySocialist Party
Spouse(s)Marie Lephaille (m. 1941)
ChildrenMartine
Alma materUniversity of Paris

In 2015, Donald Tusk announced that Delors would become the third person ever to have the title of Honorary Citizen of Europe because of "his remarkable contribution to the development of the European project".[2]

Delors was born in Paris. He studied at the University of Paris. In 1941, he married his wife Marie Lephaille. Together, they have one daughter: Martine Aubry (born 1950), who is the mayor of Lille and the First Secretary of the Socialist Party.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. European Commission – Discover the former Presidents, retrieved 21 September 2009
  2. "Invitation letter by President Donald Tusk to the members of the European Council - Consilium". www.consilium.europa.eu.
  3. Stevens, Andrew (March 2014). "Martine Aubry Mayor of Lille*". citymayors.com. Retrieved 21 February 2016.

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