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Henri Weber (23 June 1944 – 26 April 2020) was a French politician and Member of the European Parliament for the north-west of France. He was a member of the Socialist Party (PS), which is part of the Party of European Socialists, and sat on the European Parliament's Committee on Culture and Education.
|Member of the European Parliament|
|Member of the French Senate|
|Born||23 June 1944|
Leninabad, Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic, Soviet Union
(now Khujand, Tajikistan)
|Died||26 April 2020 (aged 75)|
|Political party||Socialist Party|
|Relatives||Jean-Claude Servan-Schreiber (father-in-law)|
Weber was born in Leninabad (now Khujand), Tajikistan, Soviet Union, from Jewish parents. His father was a watchmaker. Henri Weber was an activist in the May 1968 uprising and was a leading member of the Trotskyist Jeunesse communiste révolutionnaire (Revolutionary Communist Youth) and Revolutionary Communist League (LCR) before joining the PS.
He was also a substitute for the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, a member of the delegation to the EU–Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee, and a substitute for the delegation for relations with Japan.
- Doctorate in philosophy
- Doctorate in politics
- Assistant lecturer (1968–1976), then senior lecturer (1976–1995) at the University of Paris VIII
- National secretary of the Socialist Party, with responsibility for national education, then for training, culture and the media (1993–2003)
- Member of the Socialist Party's policy bureau, with responsibility for universities
- Deputy mayor of Saint-Denis (1988–1995)
- Member of Dieppe Municipal Council (1995–2001)
- Senator (1995–2004)
- Member of the European Parliament (1997)
- Treasurer of the Jean-Jaurès Foundation (1988–1997)
- Duc, Olivier (27 April 2020). "Coronavirus : le décès de Henri Weber, figure du PS et de mai 68" [Coronavirus: the death of Henri Weber, figure of the PS and of May 68]. France Bleu (in French). Retrieved 29 April 2020.
- European Parliament biography
- Declaration of financial interests[permanent dead link] (in French; PDF file)
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