Luc-Marie Chatel (French: [ʁi ʃa.tɛl]) is a French politician born on August 15, 1964 in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. He was Minister of National Education from June 2009 to May 2012,[1] overseeing a difficult transition in the conditions under which new secondary teachers begin their careers. This change of policy was inherited from the previous minister Xavier Darcos.

Luc Chatel
Luc Chatel par Claude Truong-Ngoc août 2015.jpg
Luc Chatel in 2015
French Minister of National Education
In office
PresidentNicolas Sarkozy
Prime MinisterFrançois Fillon
Preceded byXavier Darcos
Succeeded byVincent Peillon
Government Spokespeople
In office
PresidentNicolas Sarkozy
Prime MinisterFrançois Fillon
Preceded byLaurent Wauquiez
Succeeded byFrançois Baroin
Personal details
Born (1964-08-15) 15 August 1964 (age 55)
Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.
Political partyThe Republicans
EducationLycée Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague
Alma materPantheon-Sorbonne University

He was the Secretary of State (junior minister) for Consumer Affairs and Tourism from June 2007 to March 2008, and Government’s Spokesman from June 2009 until November 2010.

Political careerEdit

Governmental functions

  • Minister of National Education, Youth and Voluntary : 2010-2012.
  • Minister of National Education, government's spokesman : 2009-2010.
  • Secretary of State for Industry and Consumer Affairs, government's spokesman : 2008-2009.
  • Secretary of State for Consumer Affairs and Tourism : 2007-2008.

Electoral mandates

National Assembly of France

Regional Council

Municipal Council

Community of Communes Council

  • President of the Communes Community of the Pays chaumontais : 200-2014.
  • Member of the Communes Community of the Pays chaumontais : 2008-2014.

Political function


  1. ^ "Malgré la prise d'otages, le ministre de l'Éducation Luc Chatel ne veut pas "d'école-bunker", actualité Société : Le Point". Le Point (in French). 14 December 2010. Retrieved 18 February 2011.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Xavier Darcos
Minister of National Education
Succeeded by
Vincent Peillon