Olivier Guichard

Olivier Guichard (French pronunciation: ​[ɔlivje giʃaʁ]; 27 July 1920 – 20 January 2004) was a French politician. He was born in Néac and joined the French Army in 1944 and served until the end of World War II, during which, he earned the Médaille militaire and the Croix de guerre. At the end of his life he also was a grand officer of the Légion d'honneur.

Olivier Guichard
Minister of Justice
In office
27 August 1976 – 30 March 1977
PresidentValéry Giscard d'Estaing
Prime MinisterRaymond Barre
Preceded byJean Lecanuet
Succeeded byAlain Peyrefitte
Minister of National Education
In office
1969–1972
PresidentGeorges Pompidou
Prime MinisterJacques Chaban-Delmas
Preceded byEdgar Faure
Succeeded byJoseph Fontanet
President of the Regional Council of Pays de la Loire
In office
1974–1998
Preceded byVincent Ansquer
Succeeded byFrançois Fillon
Personal details
Born(1920-07-27)27 July 1920
Néac, France
Died20 January 2004(2004-01-20) (aged 83)
Paris, France
NationalityFrench
Political partyRally for the Republic
EducationLycée Condorcet
Alma materUniversity of Paris

In 1947, he joined the gaulliste mouvement. He occupied various local elected offices. He has been a member of parliament and several time minister. From 1969 until 1972, he was Minister of National Education. Between 1972 and 1974, he was Minister of Public Works. And between 1976 and 1977, he was Minister of Justice.

Between 1967 and 1968, he was a member of the Union pour la nouvelle République, then between 1968 and 1978 he was a member of the Union of Democrats for the Republic and finally from 1978 until 1997 he was a member of the Rally for the Republic. He died on 20 January 2004 in Paris.

Political careerEdit

Governmental functions

Minister of Industry : 1967–1968.

Minister of Planning and Land Management : 1968–1969.

Minister of National Education : 1969–1972.

Minister of Equipment, Housing and Tourism : 1972–1974.

Minister of State, minister of Land Management, Equipment and Transports : march-May 1974.

Minister of State, Keeper of the Seals : 1976–1977.

Electoral mandates

National Assembly of France

Member of the National Assembly of France for Loire-Atlantique : Elected in 1967, but he became minister / Reelected in 1968, but he stays minister / Reelected in 1973, but he stays minister / 1974–1976 (Became minister) / 1978–1997. Elected in 1967, reelected in 1968, 1973, 1978, 1981, 1986, 1988, 1993.

Regional Council

President of the Regional Council of Pays-de-la-Loire : 1974–1998. Elected in 1986, reelected in 1992.

Regional councillor of Pays-de-la-Loire : 1974–1998. Elected in 1986, reelected in 1992.

General Council

General councillor of Loire-Atlantique : 1970–1982. Reelected in 1976.

Municipal Council

Mayor of Néac : 1962–1971. Reelected in 1965.

Municipal councillor of Néac : 1962–1971. Reelected in 1965.

Mayor of La Baule-Escoublac : 1971–1995. Reelected in 1977, 1983, 1989.

Municipal councillor of La Baule-Escoublac : 1971–1995. Reelected in 1977, 1983, 1989.

Political offices
Preceded by
Edgar Faure
Minister of National Education of France
1969–1972
Succeeded by
Joseph Fontanet