Robert Vigouroux

Robert Vigouroux (21 March 1923 – 9 July 2017)[1] was a French politician and writer.[2] He was the Mayor of Marseille (the second largest city in France) from 1986 to 1995, and a French Senator for the Bouches-du-Rhone from 1989 to 1998.[2][3][4]

Robert Vigouroux
Mayor of Marseille
In office
1986–1995
Preceded byGaston Defferre
Succeeded byJean-Claude Gaudin
Personal details
Born(1923-03-21)21 March 1923
Paris, France
Died9 July 2017(2017-07-09) (aged 94)
Venelles, France
NationalityFrench
Political partySocialist Party
EducationLycée Thiers
ProfessionNeurosurgeon

BiographyEdit

Robert Vigouroux was born in Paris.[2][3] In 1942, he moved to Marseilles to work as a doctor in hospitals.[2] He was elected as Mayor of Marseilles in 1986, and as Senator in 1989.[2][3] He later published two volumes of poetry under the nom de plume of Stépan Alexis, and later essays, novels, volumes of paintings and photographs in his real name.[2]

BibliographyEdit

PoetryEdit

  • L’Explication
  • Mémoires des temps passés

EssaysEdit

  • Un parmi les autres
  • Quelle est ta ville
  • Et si je vous disais…

NovelsEdit

  • La vie en morceaux
  • Le docteur et ses jumeaux (2003)

PaintingsEdit

  • Au fil du temps (2005)

PhotographsEdit

  • Marseille-Moderne (co-editor, 2008)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "L'ancien maire de Marseille est mort". Le Point (in French). Retrieved 2017-07-09.
  2. ^ a b c d e f France 3 biography
  3. ^ a b c Senate biography
  4. ^ 'Municipales : "Gaudin m'a volé" s'indigne Vigouroux', in La Provence, January 18th, 1998 [1]