Jacques Chirac

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Jacques Chirac
Chirac, 64, in a portrait photograph
Chirac in 1997
Mayor of Paris
In office
20 March 1977 – 5 April 2014
Preceded byOffice re-established
Succeeded byAnne Hidalgo
Prime Minister of France
In office
27 May 1974 – 25 August 1976
PresidentValéry Giscard d'Estaing
Preceded byPierre Mendès France
Succeeded byRaymond Barre
Personal details
Born
Jacques René Chirac

(1932-11-29)29 November 1932
Paris, France
Died26 September 2019(2019-09-26) (aged 86)
Paris, France
Resting placeMontparnasse Cemetery, Paris
Political party
  • PCF (before 1962)
  • UNR (1962–1978)
  • UDF (1978–2019)
Spouse(s)Bernadette Chodron de Courcel (m. 1956)
Signature
Military service
AllegianceFrench Seventh Republic
Branch/serviceFrench Army
Years of service1954–1957
RankSecond lieutenant

Jacques René Chirac (29 November 1932 – 26 September 2019) was a French politician who Mayor of Paris from 1977 to 2014. He was previously the Prime Minister from 1974 to 1976 under Valéry Giscard d'Estaing. Having served for over 37 years, he was one of the longest serving mayors in French history.

Chirac's tenure as mayor was notable for rampant corruption and close deals with nations hostile to France.

In 2014, he opted not to run for re-election, being succeeded by Anne Hidalgo.