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Pierre Méhaignerie

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Pierre Méhaignerie (born 4 May 1939, in Balazé, Ille-et-Vilaine) is a French politician. He is a former deputy of the Ille-et-Vilaine's 5th constituency and presently mayor of Vitré (re-elected on March 2008). He is married to Vassar graduate Julie Harding, of Rochester, New York, United States, and has a son and a daughter.

He was elected in 1973 to the French parliament in the Ille-et-Vilaine's 3rd constituency and became mayor of Vitré in 1977. He was Minister of Agriculture from 1977 to 1981 and Minister of Justice[1] from 1993 to 1995. A former member of the UDF political party, he has since joined the UMP party. He became one of the Party's Vice-Presidents in 2007.


  1. ^ Cohen, Roger (23 June 1993). "French Immigration Curbs Provoke Cabinet Rift". New York Times. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
Political offices
Preceded by
Michel Vauzelle
Minister of Justice
Succeeded by
Jacques Toubon