Jean Juventin

Jean Juventin (9 March 1928 – 28 May 2019)[1] was a French politician. He was mayor of Papeete from 1977 to 1995.[2] He was also president of the Assembly of French Polynesia from 1988 to 1991 and again from 1992 to 1995[3] and a deputy of the National Assembly for French Polynesia's 1st constituency from 1978 to 1986 and 1993 to 1997. He was a member of the Rally for the Republic political party.[4]

Jean Juventin
Mayor of Papeete
In office
13 March 1977 – 23 April 1995
Succeeded byMichel Buillard
Deputy of the National Assembly for French Polynesia's 1st constituency
In office
March 1978 – 1 April 1986
Succeeded byAlexandre Léontieff
In office
March 1993 – 1 April 1997
Preceded byAlexandre Léontieff
Succeeded byMichel Buillard
Personal details
Born(1928-03-09)9 March 1928
Papeete, French Polynesia
Died28 May 2019(2019-05-28) (aged 91)


A school teacher then school director, Jean Juventin was a member of the autonomist party Here Ai'a created in 1965 by John Teariki to replace the dissolved Democratic Rally of the Tahitian People in 1963. In 1967 he was elected to the Council of Government by the Territorial Assembly.[5]

He was elected mayor of Papeete in the municipal elections of 13 March 1977, and was re-elected on 6 March 1983 and 13 March 1989. In March 1978, he was elected to the French National Assembly, and was re-elected in 1981, serving until 1986. He was elected to the National Assembly again in 1993, serving until 1997.

He became president of Here Ai'a after the accidental death of John Teariki in 1983.


  1. ^ "Jean Juventin est décédé". Archived from the original on 2019-05-29. Retrieved 2019-05-29.
  2. ^ "Histoire de l'Assemblée de la Polynésie française - Jean Juventin-". (in French).
  3. ^ "Le président - Assemblée de la Polynésie française".
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-02-15. Retrieved 2016-02-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ New moves on internal self-government in French Polynesia Pacific Islands Monthly, 1 December 1967, pp16–18