Michel d'Ornano

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Michel d'Ornano
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Michel d'Ornano
Born (1924-07-12)12 July 1924
Paris, France
Died 8 March 1991(1991-03-08) (aged 66)
Garches, France
Occupation Politician
Political party Independent Republicans(1967-1978)
Union for French Democracy(1978-1991)

Michel d'Ornano (born Paris, 12 July 1924 – died Garches, Hauts-de-Seine, 8 March 1991) was a French politician. A descendant of both Marie Walewska and Philippe Antoine d'Ornano, he began his political career as mayor of Deauville in 1962. He served as president of the General Councils of both Calvados and Basse-Normandie before going on to represent the fourth district of Calvados in the Parliament of France; in that body he sat first as an Independent Republican and later with the Union for French Democracy. He served in numerous cabinet positions under Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, including as Secretary of State for Ecology, the Minister of Culture, and Minister of Industry.

D'Ornano was married to Anne d'Ornano, who he installed as mayor of Deauville; after his death, in 1991, she became president of the Regional Council of Calvados.