Louis Mexandeau

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Louis Mexandeau
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Louis Mexandeau in 2008
Member of the National Assembly
for Calvados's 2nd constituency
In office
2 April 1993 – 18 June 2002
Preceded byDominique Robert
Succeeded byRodolphe Thomas
Minister of Posts
In office
22 May 1981 – 20 March 1986
PresidentFrançois Mitterrand
Prime MinisterPierre Mauroy
Laurent Fabius
Preceded byPierre Ribes
Succeeded byAlain Madelin
Secretary of State for Veterans' affairs
In office
17 May 1991 – 29 March 1993
PresidentFrançois Mitterrand
Prime MinisterÉdith Cresson
Pierre Bérégovoy
Preceded byAndré Méric
Succeeded byPhilippe Mestre
Personal details
Born (1931-07-06) 6 July 1931 (age 90)
Wanquetin, Pas-de-Calais, 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