Catherine Trautmann

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Catherine Trautmann
Catherine Trautmann par Claude Truong-Ngoc février 2016.jpg
Minister of Culture
In office
4 June 1997 – 27 March 2000
Prime MinisterLionel Jospin
Preceded byPhilippe Douste-Blazy
Succeeded byCatherine Tasca
Mayor of Strasbourg
In office
25 June 2000 – 19 March 2001
Preceded byRoland Ries
Succeeded byFabienne Keller
In office
24 March 1989 – 25 June 1997
Preceded byMarcel Rudloff
Succeeded byRoland Ries
Personal details
Born (1951-01-15) 15 January 1951 (age 71)
Strasbourg, France
Political partySocialist Party
Alma materUniversity of Strasbourg

Catherine Trautmann (born 15 January 1951 in Strasbourg) is a French politician for the French Socialist Party. She served as Minister of Culture of France in the Lionel Jospin cabinet 1997–2000 and was a Member of the European Parliament 1989–1997 and 20042014.[1][2]


She studied in Strasbourg, obtaining a master's degree in Protestant theology at the Protestant theological faculty of the University of Strasbourg. She is also a specialist on Coptic language and literature.

She was elected as the first female mayor of Strasbourg in 1989, re-elected in 1995, then defeated in 2001.

In the EP she sat on the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and was a substitute for the Committee on Culture and Education and also a member of the Delegation for relations with Canada.[when?] She was elected from the constituency of East France.[2]

  • Master's degree in Protestant theology (1975)
  • Member of the Socialist Party national council (1977)
  • Member of the Socialist Party national bureau (2000)
  • Member of the national bureau of the National Federation of Socialist and Republican Elected Representatives
  • Member of Strasbourg Municipal Council (1983)
  • Mayor of Strasbourg and Chairwoman of the Strasbourg Urban Community Council (1989–1997 and 2000–2001)
  • Member of Strasbourg City Council and Member of the Strasbourg Urban Community Council (since 2001)
  • Member of the National Assembly (1986–1988)
  • State Secretary for the Elderly and Disabled (1988)
  • Minister for Culture and Communications (1997–2000)
  • Member of the European Parliament (1989–1997)
  • Council of Europe (1987–1988)
  • Chairwoman of the Interdepartmental Task Force on Drug addiction (1988–1990)
  • Commissioner-General for the Expo International 2004 (2000–2002) (cancelled in 2003[3])


  1. ^ Catherine Trautmann (in French) Retrieved 19 June 2014
  2. ^ a b Européennes : ces personnalités qui ont échoué (in French) Le Figaro. 26 May 2014
  3. ^ "Exposition Internationale de 2004".

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