|President of the Constitutional Council|
August 9, 2004 –May 16, 2007
|Appointed by||Jacques Chirac|
|Preceded by||Yves Guéna|
|Succeeded by||Jean-Louis Debré|
|Secretary of State for Sports and Youth Affairs|
|President|| Georges Pompidou |
Valéry Giscard d'Estaing
|Prime Minister|| Pierre Messmer |
|Preceded by||Joseph Comiti|
|Succeeded by||Jean-Pierre Soisson|
|Born||24 August 1929|
|Alma mater||University of Paris|
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