Philippe Richert

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Philippe Richert
Philippe Richert par Claude Truong-Ngoc janvier 2016.jpg
President of Grand Est Regional Council
Assumed office
4 January 2016
President of Alsace Regional Council
In office
26 March 2010 – 31 December 2015
Preceded by André Reichardt (fr)
Succeeded by Office eliminated
Senator for Bas-Rhin
In office
2 October 1992 – 14 December 2010
Succeeded by André Reichardt (fr)
President of the Bas-Rhin Departmental Council
In office
22 July 1998 – 20 March 2008
Preceded by Daniel Hoeffel (fr)
Succeeded by Guy-Dominique Kennel (fr)
Member of the Bas-Rhin Departmental Council for La Petite Pierre canton
In office
21 March 1982 – 20 March 2008
Preceded by Roger Deininger
Succeeded by Gaston Dann
Personal details
Born (1953-05-22) 22 May 1953 (age 63)
Ingwiller, Bas-Rhin, France
Nationality French
Political party The Republicans
Spouse(s) Louise Richert
Alma mater Louis Pasteur University

Philippe Richert (born 22 May 1953) is a French politician of The Republicans party (known as the Union for a Popular Movement until 2015) and the current president of the regional council of Grand Est. He was the president of the Alsace Regional Council, until its dissolution on 1 January 2016.

From 1992-2010, Richert was a member of the Senate of France, representing the Bas-Rhin department, and was nominated as the responsible for the relations between the French Senate and the Israeli Knesset. He was Minister for Local authorities under the Minister of Interior, Overseas, Local authorities and Immigration from 14 November 2010 to 10 May 2012. He began his political career as a member of the Bas-Rhin Departmental Council, representing the La Petite Pierre canton. Mr. Richert is also the president of the Lalique Museum in Wingen-sur-Moder.

Works[edit]

  • Wimmenau, histoire d’une communauté villageoise des Vosges du Nord [Wimmenau, History of a Village in the Northern Vosges] (in French). Strasbourg: Éditions du Rhin. 2009. ISBN 2-7165-0567-5. 
  • Passion d’Alsace, pour une région audacieuse et unie [Passion for Alsace, for an audacious and united region] (in French). Strasbourg: La Nuée bleue. 2009. ISBN 978-2-7165-0746-2. 

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