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Philippe Mestre

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Mestre in 1993

Philippe Mestre (23 August 1927 – 25 April 2017) was a French high-ranking civil servant, media executive and politician. He was born in Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, Vendée.

Mestre was the prefect of Gers, Basse-Normandie, Calvados, Pays de la Loire and Loire-Atlantique.[1] He was the chief executive of Presse-Océan from 1981 to 1993.[1]

Mestre served as a member of the National Assembly from 1981 to 1993, representing Vendée.[2] He was the Minister of Veteran Affairs and War Victims from 1993 to 1995.[1] He was a commander of the Legion of Honour and an officer of the National Order of Merit.[1]

Mestre died on 25 April 2017 in Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, aged 89.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Vendée. Le décès de Philippe Mestre, ancien ministre". Ouest-France. April 26, 2017. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  2. "Philippe Mestre". National Assembly. Retrieved April 28, 2017.