Jacques Chirac Biography

Prime Minister, Mayor, President (non-U.S.) (1932–)
Jacques Chirac is a French politician best known as the Prime Minister, Mayor of Paris and President of France during his career from 1974-2007.


Jacques Chirac is a French politician born on November 29, 1932, in Paris, France. He served as Prime Minister from 1974-'76 and 1986-'88. In 1975, he was elected Mayor of Paris, a position he would hold for 18 years. Chirac served as President of France from 1995-2007 and left under accusations of corruption during his tenure as the mayor of Paris. In 2011, French courts convicted Chirac of abusing taxpayer funds while mayor. He was sentenced to two years in prison.

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