Georges Fontès

Georges Fontès (5 September 1924 – 3 March 2020) was a French politician.[1] He was first a member of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), then the Rally for the Republic (RPR), and finally the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP).

Georges Fontès
Georges Fontès - juin 2011.JPG
Fontès in 2011
General Councillor of Hérault
In office
26 March 1982 – 2 April 2015
Preceded byPierre Brousse
Mayor of Béziers
In office
18 March 1983 – 24 March 1989
Preceded byPaul Balmigère
Succeeded byAlain Barrau
Deputy of Hérault
In office
16 March 1986 – 1 April 1986
Succeeded byRené Couveinhes
State Secretary of Veterans' Affairs
In office
20 March 1986 – 10 May 1988
Preceded byJean Laurain
Succeeded byJacques Mellick
Personal details
Born5 September 1924
Béziers, France
Died3 March 2020(2020-03-03) (aged 95)
Béziers, France
Political partyUMP


Fontès was the son of a truck driver and a housekeeper. He was excluded from the Grand Orient de France for "inassuidity".[2] He was in favor of reestablishing the death penalty in France.



  1. ^ "L'ancien maire de Béziers Georges Fontès est mort, il avait 96 ans". France Bleu (in French). 3 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Georges Fontès - Le frère sans obédience". L'Express (in French). 23 October 2008.