Jean Germain (politician)

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Jean Germain
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Mayor of Tours
In office
Preceded by Jean Royer
Succeeded by Serge Babary
Personal details
Born (1947-09-11)11 September 1947
Tours, France
Died 7 April 2015(2015-04-07) (aged 67)
Tours, France
Nationality French
Political party Socialist Party
Alma mater François Rabelais University

Jean Germain (11 September 1947 – 7 April 2015) was a French socialist politician.


Germain was the president of l'Université de Tours from 1988 to 1993.[1] In 1995 he was elected mayor of Tours and president of the agglomeration community of Tours, Tour(s) Plus.

In September 2011 Germain was elected as a Senator from the department of Indre-et-Loire.[2]

Germain was a member of the French Socialist Party.[2]

On 7 April 2015 he was found dead in his garage near his home in Tours, on the day that he was due to go on trial, accused of having illegally profited from Chinese bridal tours between 2007 and 2011. He left two suicide notes, protesting his innocence.[3]


  1. ^ "Elections sénatoriales : les biographies des élus", Le, 25 September 2011
  2. ^ a b "Sénatoriales : le grand chelem tourangeau" (Senate: The Touraine Grand Slam), Socialist Party of France, 26 September 2011,
  3. ^ "France senator found dead before 'Chinese weddings' trial". BBC. 2015-04-07. Retrieved 2015-04-07.