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Bernadette Chirac

Published on November 27, 2007

Born Bernadette Chodron de Courcel on 18 May 1933 in Paris

Married to Jacques Chirac on 16 March 1956

Two children, Laurence and Claude


Graduate of the Paris Institut d’Etudes Politiques

Master’s in Archeology

Professional Career

- 1971: Elected to the Sarran (Corrèze) Municipal Council
- 1977: Deputy to the Mayor of Sarran
- 1978: Founder and President of the Assocation for the Promotion of the Arts
- 1978: Founder and President of the Festival of Sacred Art
- 1979: Elected to the Corrèze General Council (first woman to occupy a seat in this Departmental Assembly). Re-elected in the first round 8 March 1992
- 1990: Founder and President of the Association "Le Pont Neuf" to encourage youth exchanges between Eastern European countries and France
- 1991: President of the New International Festival of Dance
- 1994: President of the Association Fondation-Hôpitaux de Paris

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