Henri Weber

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.

Henri Weber
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Member of the European Parliament
In office
Member of the French Senate
for Seine-Maritime
In office
Personal details
Born(1944-06-23)23 June 1944
Leninabad, Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic, Soviet Union
(now Khujand, Tajikistan)
Died26 April 2020(2020-04-26) (aged 75)
Avignon, France
Political partySocialist Party
Spouse(s)Fabienne Servan-Schreiber
RelativesJean-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.[citation needed]

He was also a substitute for the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, a member of the delegation to the EURussia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee, and a substitute for the delegation for relations with Japan.[citation needed]

Weber died, aged 75, after contracting COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic in France.[1]


  • 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)
  • Essayist


  1. ^ 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.

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