Serge Vinçon

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Serge Vinçon (17 June 1949 – 16 December 2007), was a French politician of the UMP party.

Born in Bourges, Cher, he was a college professor before a politician. He was elected senator of Cher on 24 September 1989 and re-elected on 27 September 1998. He was chairman of the Committee on Defense and Foreign Affairs from 2002 until his death and also held the position of mayor of Saint-Amand-Montrond from 1983 until his death. His most notable position was the Vice-President of the Senate.

Vinçon died of cancer on 16 December 2007 at the hospital of Val de Grâce in Paris. Nicolas Sarkozy paid tribute to him in a statement, referring to a "man of letters" and "a brilliant observer of the geopolitical developments of our time" who "will be remembered as a senator who embodies all the qualities of dialogue and compromise that House requires."

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