Pierre Mauroy

86th Prime Minister of France (1928-2013)

Pierre Mauroy (5 July 1928 – 7 June 2013) was a French Socialist Party politician who was Prime Minister of France from 1981 to 1984 under President François Mitterrand. Mauroy also served as Mayor of Lille from 1973 to 2001. At the time of his death Mauroy was the emeritus mayor of the city of Lille.

Pierre Mauroy
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Prime Minister of France
In office
22 May 1981 – 17 July 1984
PresidentFrançois Mitterrand
Preceded byRaymond Barre
Succeeded byLaurent Fabius
Mayor of Lille
In office
8 January 1973 – 25 March 2001
Preceded byAugustin Laurent
Succeeded byMartine Aubry
First Secretary of the French Socialist Party
In office
Preceded byLionel Jospin
Succeeded byLaurent Fabius
President of the Socialist International
In office
Preceded byWilly Brandt
Succeeded byAntónio Guterres
Senator from Nord
In office
2 October 1992 – 30 September 2011
Personal details
Born(1928-07-05)5 July 1928
Cartignies, Nord, France
Died7 June 2013(2013-06-07) (aged 84)
Paris, France
Political partySocialist
Gilberte Deboudt (m. 1951–2013)
(his death)
Alma materÉcole Normale Nationale d'Apprentissage,
Institut d'études politiques de Paris
civil servant

Mauroy was born on 5 July 1928 in Cartignies, Nord, France. He studied at École Normale Nationale d'Apprentissage and at the Institut d'études politiques de Paris. Mauroy was married to Gilberte Deboudt from 1951 until his death in 2013. They had one son. Mauroy died on 7 June 2013 in Paris, France from lung cancer, aged 84.[1]


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