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|8th President of the European Commission|
7 January 1985 – 24 January 1995
|Vice President||Frans Andriessen|
|Preceded by||Gaston Thorn|
|Succeeded by||Jacques Santer|
|Minister of Finance|
22 May 1981 – 17 July 1984
|Prime Minister||Pierre Mauroy|
|Preceded by||René Monory|
|Succeeded by||Pierre Bérégovoy|
|Member of the European Parliament|
1 July 1979 – 25 May 1981
Jacques Lucien Jean Delors
20 July 1925
|Political party||Socialist Party|
|Spouse(s)||Marie Lephaille (m. 1941)|
|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"
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