Louis Mexandeau

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Louis Mexandeau
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Mexandeau in 2008
Member of the National Assembly for Calvados's 2nd constituency
In office
Preceded byHenri Buot
Succeeded byRodolphe Thomas
French Minister of Posts
In office
PresidentFrançois Mitterrand
Prime MinisterPierre Mauroy
Laurent Fabius
Preceded byPierre Ribes
Succeeded byAlain Madelin
Personal details
Born (1931-07-06) 6 July 1931 (age 89)
Wanquetin, France
Political partySocialist Party

Louis Mexandeau (born 6 July 1931) is a French politician.[1] He served as Minister of the Postal Services from 1981 to 1986 under François Mitterrand, and as Secretary for Veteran Affairs from 1991 to 1993.[1]


Louis Mexandeau was born on 6 July 1931 in Wanquetin, France.[1] He received the agrégation, and started his career as a teacher.[1] He was a Socialist member of the National Assembly of France from 1973 to 1981, 1986 to 1991, and 1993 to 2002.[1] He was also Minister of the Postal Services from 1981 to 1986, and Secretary of State for Veteran Affairs from 1991 to 1993.[1] He ran for Mayor of Caen five times and lost.[2]


  • Nous, nous ne verrons pas la fin : Un enfant dans la guerre, 1939-1945 (2003)
  • Histoire du parti socialiste (1905-2005) (2005)
  • François Mitterrand, le militant : Trente années de complicité (2006)
  • Histoire de France (2011)


  1. ^ a b c d e f National Assembly webpage
  2. ^ Bertrand Fizel, 'Louis Mexandeau à l'assaut de Caen', in Le Parisien, 25.05.2000 [1]
Political offices
Preceded by
André Méric
Secretary of State for Veterans and War Victims
Succeeded by
Philippe Mestre