|6th President of Franche-Comté|
2 April 2004 – 5 January 2008
|Preceded by||Jean-François Humbert|
|Succeeded by||Marie-Marguerite Dufay|
20 May 1941|
|Died||5 January 2008
|Political party||French Socialist Party|
Raymond Forni (20 May 1941 – 5 January 2008) was a French Socialist politician.
Son of an Italian immigrant, Raymond Forni was born in Belfort, in 1941. His father died when he was 11. At 17, he had to stop studying, and he started to work as an unskilled worker in Peugeot factories. He finally graduated from high school at 21 and started law studies in Strasbourg. He became a lawyer at 27 years-old.
Member of the Socialist Party, his political career started in 1971 when he became municipal council. In 1973, he was elected as deputy of Territoire de Belfort département. He got reelected four times consecutively, until 2002. He was chairman of the National Assembly from 2000 to 2002. He was president of the Franche-Comté regional council from April 2, 2004, until his death.
National Assembly of France
President of the National Assembly of France : 2000-2002.
Vice-president of the National Assembly : 1991-1993 / 1998-2000.
President of Law Committee in the National Assembly : 1981-1985.
President of the Regional Council of Franche-Comté : 2004-2008 (He died in 2008).
Regional councillor of Franche-Comté : 2004-2008.
General councillor of the Territoire de Belfort : 1976-1982 / 1987-2001. Elected in 1976, reelected in 1987, 1988, 1994.
Mayor of Delle : 1991-2004 (Resignation).
1st deputy-mayor of Delle : 1989-1991 / 2004-2008 (He died in 2008).
Municipal councillor of Delle : 1989-2008 (He died in 2008).
Municipal councillor of Montreux-Château : 1971-1977.
Municipal councillor of Fontaine : 1983-1989.
Un enfant de la République (a son of the Republic), in 2002 (ISBN : 2-234-05458-3)
|Chairman of the National Assembly
|President of Franche-Comté