Alain Richard

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Alain Richard
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Member of the French Senate for Val-d'Oise
Assumed office
1 October 2011
French Minister of Defence
In office
3 June 1997 – 7 May 2002
President Jacques Chirac
Prime Minister Lionel Jospin
Preceded by Charles Millon
Succeeded by Michèle Alliot-Marie
Personal details
Born (1945-08-29) 29 August 1945 (age 73)
Paris, France
Nationality French
Political party Socialist Party
Education Lycée Henri-IV
Alma mater Sciences Po, ENA

Alain Richard, born on 29 August 1945, in Paris, is a French politician. An alumnus of the Ecole nationale d'administration, he was mayor of Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône and member of the French parliament, elected in Val d'Oise. A member of the French socialist party and ally of Lionel Jospin, he was the French Minister of Defense from 1997 to 2002.[1]

In 1981, he was selected to be one of the first Young Leaders of the French-American Foundation.[2]

Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Millon
Minister of Defence
Succeeded by
Michèle Alliot-Marie


  1. ^ "Alain Richard : ministre de la Défense Cinquante-deux a". L'Humanité (in French). France. Archived from the original on 14 May 2010. Retrieved 14 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Young Leaders". French-American Foundation. Retrieved 2015-10-28.