Raymond Forni

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Raymond Forni
President of the National Assembly
In office
29 March 2000 – 18 June 2002
President Jacques Chirac
Preceded by Laurent Fabius
Succeeded by Jean-Louis Debré
6th President of Franche-Comté
In office
2 April 2004 – 5 January 2008
Deputy Marie-Marguerite Dufay
Preceded by Jean-François Humbert
Succeeded by Marie-Marguerite Dufay
Personal details
Born (1941-05-20)20 May 1941
Belfort, France
Died 5 January 2008(2008-01-05) (aged 66)
Paris, France
Nationality French France
Political party French Socialist Party

Raymond Forni (20 May 1941 – 5 January 2008) was a French Socialist politician.


Son of an Italian immigrant from Piedmont,[1] Forni was born in Belfort, in 1941. His father died when he was 11. At 17, he had to stop studying, and he started to work as an unskilled worker in Peugeot factories. He finally graduated from high school at 21 and started law studies in Strasbourg. He became a lawyer at the age of 27 years.

Member of the Socialist Party, his political career started in 1971 when he became municipal council. In 1973, he was elected as deputy of Territoire de Belfort département. He got reelected four times consecutively, until 2002. He was President of the National Assembly from 2000 to 2002. He was president of the Franche-Comté regional council from April 2, 2004, until his death.

He died in Paris on 5 January 2008, at the age of 66, of leukaemia.[2] He got married two times and had 5 sons.

He was awarded Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland (2000).[3]

Political career[edit]

National Assembly of France

President of the National Assembly of France : 2000-2002.

Vice President of the National Assembly : 1991-1993 / 1998-2000.

President of Law Committee in the National Assembly : 1981-1985.

Member of the National Assembly of France for Territoire de Belfort (1st constituency) : 1973-1985 (Resignation) / 1988-1993 / 1997-2002.

Regional Council

President of the Regional Council of Franche-Comté : 2004-2008 (He died in 2008).

Regional councillor of Franche-Comté : 2004-2008.

General Council

General councillor of the Territoire de Belfort : 1976-1982 / 1987-2001. Elected in 1976, reelected in 1987, 1988, 1994.

Municipal Council

Mayor of Delle : 1991-2004 (Resignation).

1st deputy-mayor of Delle : 1989-1991 / 2004-2008 (He died in 2008).

Municipal councillor of Delle : 1989-2008 (He died in 2008).

Municipal councillor of Montreux-Château : 1971-1977.

Municipal councillor of Fontaine : 1983-1989.


Un enfant de la République (a son of the Republic), in 2002 (ISBN 2-234-05458-3)


  1. ^ Ory, Pascal (2013). Dictionnaire des étrangers qui ont fait la France. Robert Laffont. p. 558. Retrieved 17 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Le socialiste Raymond Forni est mort, DECES
  3. ^ [1]
Political offices
Preceded by
Laurent Fabius
President of the National Assembly
Succeeded by
Jean-Louis Debré
Preceded by
Jean-François Humbert
President of Franche-Comté
Succeeded by
Marie-Marguerite Dufay