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Pierre STEINMETZ

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DAppointed February 27th 2004 by the President of the Republic
Took the oath of office on March 10th 2004 before the President of the Republic

End of term : march 2013

Born January 23rd 1943 in Sainte-Colombe ( Rhône )

Education
  • LLM in Public Law
  • Diploma of the Paris Institute of Political Science
  • Ecole nationale d'administration (class "Robespierre", 1970)

Career
  • 1970 : Administrative official at the Minister for Overseas Departments and Territories, on secondment to the Minister of Health and Social Security
  • 1972 : Director of the Cabinet of the High-Commissioner of the Republic in the Pacific Ocean in Nouméa
  • 1975 : Chargé de mission in the Legislative Department of the Secretariat General of the Government
  • 1979 : Chargé de mission in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Raymond Barre
  • 1982 : Chargé de mission at the Ministry of Housing and Town Planning
  • 1982 / 1987 : Director of the Cabinet of the Secretary General of the City of Paris
  • 1987 : Director of Economic and Social Development at the Regional Council of the Greater Paris Region
  • 1988 : Assignment to "assess the situation and re-establish dialogue" in New Caledonia
  • 1988 : Prefect of Haute-Marne
  • 1989 / 1991 : Director of Cabinet of the Minister for Cooperation and Development
  • 1992 : Prefect of Pyrénées-Orientales
  • 1993: Prefect of Haute-Savoie
  • 1994 : Prefect of La Réunion
  • 1995 : Director of Cabinet of the Minister for the Civil Service, State Reform and Decentralisation
  • 1996 : Prefect of the Burgundy region , of the Centre-East Defence Area, Prefect of Côte d'Or
  • 1997 : Prefect of the Poitou-Charente region, Prefect of La Vienne
  • 2000 / 2002 : Director of the Gendarmerie nationale
  • 2002 / 2003 : Director of the Cabinet of the Prime Minister
  • Since 2004 : Member of the Constitutional Council appointed by the President of the Republic Jacques Chirac

Decorations
  • Chevalier of the Legion of Honour
  • Officer of the National Order of Merit