Jacques Mézard

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Jacques Mézard
Minister of Agriculture and Food
Assumed office
17 May 2017
Prime Minister Édouard Philippe
Preceded by Stéphane Le Foll
Personal details
Born (1947-12-03) 3 December 1947 (age 69)
Aurillac, France
Nationality French
Political party Radical Party of the Left
Alma mater Panthéon-Assas University

Jacques Mézard (born 3 December 1947) is a French lawyer and politician, serving as Minister of Agriculture and Food in the Philippe Government since 17 May 2017. He was previously a member of the Senate of France, representing the Cantal department. He is a member of the Radical Party of the Left.

Early life[edit]

Jacques Mézard was born on 3 December 1947 in Aurillac.[1][2] He graduated from Panthéon-Assas University in Paris, where he received a Law degree.[2]


From 1971 to 1976, he worked as a lawyer in Paris and taught Law at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University.[2] Additionally, he served as Vice President of Pantheon-Sorbonne University from 1970 to 1975.[2] From 1977 to 2009, he worked as a lawyer in Aurillac.[2]

He served as Deputy Mayor of Aurillac from 1982 to 1993.[2] He also served as a member of the general council of Cantal from 1994 to 2008.[2][1] Since September 2008, he has served as a Senator for Cantal.[1]

On 17 May 2017 he was appointed Minister of Agriculture and Food in the Philippe Government.