Serge Godard

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Serge Godard (born 25 March 1936) is a French politician. He represented the French department of Puy-de-Dôme in the French Senate from September 1998 to September 2001 and again from March 2010 to September 2011.[1]

Born in Gerzat, Puy-de-Dôme, he studied in Clermont-Ferrand, Sedan, Lille then Paris and in 1966, he received the diploma of physics doctorate. Between 1971 and 1976, he was the headmaster of "observatoire de physique" in Clermont-Ferrand and become a professor in Blaise Pascal University until 1996.[2]

When Godard was eight, his mother Simone was sent to the Ravensbrück concentration camp.[3]

From 4 July 1997 to 22 April 2014, he was the mayor of Clermont-Ferrand,[4] succeeding Roger Quilliot and precceeding Olivier Bianchi.

Godard was defeated when he ran for reelection to the Senate in 2001. He did not run for reelection in 2011. He was a member of the French Socialist Party.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Godard Serge" (in French). Senate of France. 
  2. ^ "Serge Godard "Les Clermontois ont vu qu’ils pouvaient vivre dans une ville moderne et une agglo dynamique "". Infomagazine Puy-de-dôme (in French). February 2, 2015. 
  3. ^ "L'émotion de Serge Godard, 70 ans après la déportation de sa mère à Ravensbrück". La Montagne (in French). June 16, 2015. 
  4. ^ Smith, Paul (2006). History of the French Senate Volume 2 the 4th and 5th Republics 1946-2004. E. Mellen Press. p. 355. ISBN 978-0-7734-5799-7. Retrieved 19 May 2011.