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Jacques BARROT

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DAppointed February 25th, 2010 by the President of the National Assembly
Took the oath of office on March 12th, 2010 before the President of the Republic

Born February 3rd, 1937 in Yssingeaux (Haute-Loire)
Died during his term of office on December 3, 2014

Education
  • Law degree
  • Higher Studies Certificate of Sociology
  • Paris Institute of Political Science diploma
Career
  • 1965, 15 March : Municipal Councillor for Yssingeaux (Haute-Loire)
  • 1966, 18 September / 2004, April : Departmental Councillor (UDF then UMP) for Haute-Loire, Canton of Yssingeaux
  • 1967, 12 March / 1974, 8 July : Member of the National Assembly for Haute-Loire (1st constituency : Le Puy S.E., Yssingeaux) (registered with the PDM group in 1968, then with the Union centriste group in 1973) ; resigns from office to perform ministerial duties
  • 1967, December : Member of the Democratic Centre Committee
  • 1968, 30 June : Re-elected Member of the National Assembly (PDM) for Haute-Loire (1st constituency : Le Puy S.E., Yssingeaux)
  • 1970 : Member of the Review Committee for a New Social Contract
  • 1970, March : Re-elected Departmental Councillor for Haute-Loire, Canton of Yssingeaux
  • 1971 / 1996 : President of the Departmental Committee of Haute-Loire Tourism
  • 1971, 14 March / 1989, 19 March : Deputy-Mayor of Yssingeaux (Haute-Loire)
  • 1972, October : Member of the Clermont-Ferrand Academic Council
  • 1973, 4 March : Re-elected Member of the National Assembly (UC) for Haute-Loire (1st constituency : Le Puy S.E., Yssingeaux) 1973, April / 1974, June : Vice-President of the Cultural, Family, and Social Affairs Commission at the National Assembly
  • 1973, April / 1974, June : Vice-President of the Union centriste group at the National Assembly
  • 1973, June : Secretary General of the Liaison Committee for Elected Officials
  • 1973, June / 1976, May : Secretary General of “Centre, Democracy and Progress”
  • 1973, June / 1974, June : Secretary General of the Parliamentary Association for Academic Freedom
  • 1974, 8 June / 1976, 25 August : Secretary of State for Housing to the Minister of Equipment (Chirac Government)
  • 1975, June : Member of the National Council and Ex officio Member of the Federation of Reformers political bureau
  • 1976 / 2005 : President of the Committee for the Economic Expansion of Haute-Loire
  • 1976, March : Re-elected Departmental Councillor for Haute-Loire, Canton of Yssingeaux
  • 1976, May / 1977, October : Secretary General of the Democratic and Social Centre
  • 1976, 27 August/ 1977, 1st April : Secretary of State to the Minister of Equipment (1st Barre Government)
  • 1976, 13 December / 2004, 30 April : President (UDF-CDS, then DL, then UMP) of the Haute-Loire Departmental Council ; resigns from the Auvergne Regional Council
  • 1977, 1st April / 1978, 31 March : Secretary of State for Housing to the Minister of Equipment and Spatial Planning (2nd Barre Government)
  • 1977, October / 1980 : Vice-President of the Democratic and Social Centre
  • 1978, 12 March / 1978, 5 May : Re-elected Member of the National Assembly (CDS) for Haute-Loire (1st constituency : Le Puy S.E., Yssingeaux) ; resigns from office to perform ministerial duties
  • 1978, 5 April / 1979, 4 July : Minister of Commerce and Handicrafts (3rd Barre Government)
  • 1978, October : Vice-President of the Haute-Loire UDF Federation
  • 1979, March : Re-elected President (UDF-CDS) of the Haute-Loire Departmental Council
  • 1979, 4 July / 1981, 21 May : Minister of Health and Social Security (3rd Barre Government reshuffled)
  • 1981, 14 June / 1995, 18 June : Re-elected Member of the National Assembly (UDF) for Haute-Loire (1st constituency : Le Puy S.E., Yssingeaux) ; resigns from office to perform ministerial duties
  • 1981, October : President of the Parliamentary Association for Academic Freedom
  • 1982, March : Re-elected Departmental Councillor for Haute-Loire, Canton of Yssingeaux
  • 1982, March : Re-elected President (UDF-CDS) of the Haute-Loire Departmental Council
  • 1982, May : Candidate for the presidency of the Democratic and Social Centre
  • 1982, June : Member of the Democratic and Social Centre Executive Select Committee
  • 1983, September / 1991, October : Secretary General of the Democratic and Social Centre
  • 1985, March : Re-elected President (UDF-CDS) of the Haute-Loire Departmental Council
  • 1986, 16 March : Re-elected Member of the National Assembly (UDF) for Haute-Loire (1st constituency : Le Puy S.E., Yssingeaux) (top of the UDF-RPR list)
  • 1986, 8 April / 1988, 14 May : President of the Cultural, Family and Social Affairs Committee of the National Assembly
  • 1988, 5 June : Re-elected Member of the National Assembly (UDF-CDS) for Haute-Loire (1st constituency : Le Puy S.E., Yssingeaux)
  • 1988, September : Re-elected Departmental Councillor for Haute-Loire, Canton of Yssingeaux
  • 1988, October : Re-elected President (UDF-CDS) of the Haute-Loire Departmental Council
  • 1989, March / 2001, March : Yssingeaux Mayor (Haute-Loire)
  • 1991, September / 1993, March : President of the Union du Centre group at the National Assembly
  • 1991 / 1993 : President of the National Union for the Improvement of Housing (UNAH)
  • 1992, March : Re-elected President (UDF-CDS) of the Haute-Loire Departmental Council
  • 1992, 6 November / 1998, 28 November : Member of the UDF political bureau
  • 1993, 21 March : Re-elected Member of the National Assembly (UDF) for Haute-Loire (1st constituency: Le Puy S.E., Yssingeaux)
  • 1993, 3 April / 1998, 23 June : First Vice-President of the UDF and Centre-UDF group
  • 1993, 8 April / 1995, 18 June : President of the National Assembly Finance, General Economy and Planning Committee
  • 1993, May / 1995, May : President of the Union centriste Association (in the UDF group)
  • 1994, March : Re-elected Departmental Councillor (UDF-CDS) for Haute-Loire, Canton of Yssingeaux
  • 1994, April : Re-elected President (UDF-CDS) of the Haute-Loire Departmental Council
  • 1995, January / 1995, November : Vice-President of the Democratic and Social Centre
  • 1995, 18 May / 1995, 7 November : Minister of Labour, Social Dialogue and Participation (1st Juppé Government)
  • 1995, 11 June : Re-elected Mayor (UDF-CDS) of Yssingeaux (Haute-Loire)
  • 1995, 7 November / 1997, 2 June : Minister of Labour and Social Affairs (2nd Juppé Government)
  • 1996, 31 March : Re-elected Member of the UDF political bureau
  • 1997, 1st June / 2004, 6 May : Re-elected Member of the National Assembly (UDF then UDF-Alliance, then UMP) for Haute-Loire (1st constituency : Le Puy S.E., Yssingeaux) ; resigns to perform European Commissioner duties
  • 1997, June / 2002, June : Special Rapporteur for the vocational training budget
  • 1998, 27 March : Re-elected President (UDF-FD) of the Haute-Loire Departmental Council
  • 1998, 9 December / 2002, October : Member of the UDF's Presidency Council
  • 1999, 20 September : Co-founder of the Dialogue and Initiative Club 1999, December : Vice-President of the Industry Circle
  • 2001, March : Does not run for re-election in the Yssingeaux (Haute-Loire) municipal elections
  • 2001, 11 March : Re-elected (1st round) Departmental Councillor (UDF) for Haute-Loire, Canton of Yssingeaux
  • 2001, 23 March : Re-elected President (UDF) of the Haute-Loire Departmental Council
  • 2002, February : Member of the Dialogue and Initiative Club national office
  • 2002, 5 March / 2002, 5 May : Member of the Steering Committee in charge of Jacques Chirac's campaign for presidential election
  • 2002, May : Member of the Union for the Presidential Majority Founders' Council
  • 2002, June : Member of the Union for the Presidential Majority Executive Committee
  • 2002, 16 June : Re-elected (2nd round) Member of the National Assembly (UMP) for Haute-Loire (1st constituency : Le Puy S.E., Yssingeaux)
  • 2002, 19 June / 2004, 4 May : President of the Union for the Presidential Majority group which became on March 4th, 2003 the Union for a Popular Movement group at the National Assembly
  • Since 2002, 17 November : Member of the UMP political bureau
  • Since 2003, April : President of the UMP Departmental Committee of Haute-Loire
  • 2004, 1st April : Re-elected President (UMP) of the Haute-Loire Departmental Council
  • 2004, 26 April / 2004, 22 November : European Commissioner in charge of Regional Policy and Institutional Reform, replacing Michel Barnier
  • 2004, 26 April / 2004, November : Permanent Member of the European Commissioners « Interinstitutional Relations » Group
  • 2004, 22 November / 2008, 9 May : Vice-President of the European Commission, in charge of Transport (Responsibilities : Transport policy. Departments : duties related to Transport at the European Directorate-General for Transport and Energy. Agencies : European Maritime Safety Agency, European Aviation Safety Agency, European Railway Agency)
  • 2005 : Member of the European High Level Group in charge of elaborating a Competitive Automotive Regulatory System for the 21st Century (CARS 21)
  • 2005, 14 December : Member of the Dialogue and Initiative Club's Strategic Committee
  • 2005, December : Member of the LOLF Friends Club
  • 2008, 14 March / 2008, 9 May : in charge of Justice, Liberty and Security at the European Commission
  • 2008, 9 May / 2010, February : Vice-President of the European Commission, in charge of Justice, Liberty, and Security and Internal Affairs (Responsibilities : Justice and Internal Affairs. Departments : Directorate-General for Justice, Freedom and Security. Agencies : European Monitoring Centre for Drugs, European Monitoring Centre for Racism and Xenophobia, European Agency for the Management of External Borders)
  • Since 2009, 13 June : President of the Chaise-Dieu Festival of Sacred Music Association
  • Since 2010, 12 March : Member of the Constitutional Council appointed by the President of the National Assembly, Bernard Accoyer
Honours and Awards
  • "Marianne d'Or 1994"
  • "Minister of the Year" (1995, Nouvel Economiste)
Publications
  • Les Pierres de l'avenir, Paris, France-Empire, 1978
  • Notre contrat pour l'alternance (coll.), Paris, Plon, 2001
  • L'Europe n'est pas ce que vous croyez, Entretiens avec Baudouin Bollaert, Paris, Albin Michel / Fondation Robert Schuman, 2007