kids encyclopedia robot

Jacques Delors facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Jacques Delors
Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F078267-0023, Bonn, Ministerpräsidenten mit EU-Kommissar Delors-CROPPED.jpg
8th President of the European Commission
In office
7 January 1985 – 24 January 1995
Vice President Frans Andriessen
Preceded by Gaston Thorn
Succeeded by Jacques Santer
Minister of Finance
In office
22 May 1981 – 17 July 1984
Prime Minister Pierre Mauroy
Preceded by René Monory
Succeeded by Pierre Bérégovoy
Member of the European Parliament
In office
1 July 1979 – 25 May 1981
Constituency East France
Personal details
Jacques Lucien Jean Delors

(1925-07-20) 20 July 1925 (age 97)
Paris, France
Political party Socialist Party
Spouse(s) Marie Lephaille (m. 1941)
Children Martine
Alma mater University of Paris

Jacques Lucien Jean Delors (born 20 July 1925) is a French politician. He served as the 8th President of the European Commission from 1985 to 1995. He served as Minister of Finance 1981 to 1984. He was a Member of the European Parliament from 1979 to 1981.

In 2015, Donald Tusk announced that Delors would become the third person ever to have the title of Honorary Citizen of Europe because of "his remarkable contribution to the development of the European project".

Delors was born in Paris. He studied at the University of Paris. In 1941, he married his wife Marie Lephaille. Together, they have one daughter: Martine Aubry (born 1950), who is the mayor of Lille and the First Secretary of the Socialist Party.

  • The famous headline from The Sun in the UK: "Up Yours Delors"

Images for kids

kids search engine
Jacques Delors Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.