Catherine Tasca

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Catherine Tasca
French Minister of Culture
In office
President Jacques Chirac
Prime Minister Lionel Jospin
Preceded by Catherine Trautmann
Succeeded by Jean-Jacques Aillagon
Personal details
Born (1941-12-13) 13 December 1941 (age 74)
Lyon, France
Nationality French
Political party Socialist Party
Alma mater Sciences Po, ÉNA

Catherine Tasca (born 13 December 1941 in Lyon) is a member of the Senate of France, representing the Yvelines department. She is a member of the Socialist Party; she currently serves as the Senate's vice-president. From 2000 to 2002 she was Minister of Culture in France. She is the daughter of Angelo Tasca (it) a former Italian communist from Piedmont who supported the Vichy regime.


Political offices
Preceded by
Catherine Trautmann
Minister of Culture
Succeeded by
Jean-Jacques Aillagon