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Jacques Santer
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9th President of the European Commission
In office
25 January 1995 – 15 March 1999
Vice President Leon Brittan
Preceded by Jacques Delors
Succeeded by Manuel Marín
20th Prime Minister of Luxembourg
In office
20 July 1984 – 26 January 1995
Monarch Jean
Preceded by Pierre Werner
Succeeded by Jean-Claude Juncker
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
10 June 1979 – 4 January 1995
Personal details
Jacques Louis Santer

18 May 1937 (1937-05-18) (age 84)
Wasserbillig, Luxembourg
Political party
  • Christian Social People's
  • European People's Party
Spouse(s) Danièle Binot (m. 1967)
Children Patrick, Jérôme
Alma mater

Jacques Santer (born 18 May 1937 in Wasserbillig) is a Luxembourgian politician.

He was finance minister of Luxembourg from 1979 until 1989. He was the 22nd Prime Minister of Luxembourg serving from 1984 to 1995. He was a member of the Christian Social People's Party, which has been the leading party in the Luxembourg government since 1979.

As Prime Minister of Luxembourg he also led the negotiations on the Single European Act, which effectively set aside the 20-year-old Luxembourg Compromise. He was the President of the European Commission from 1995 to 1999.

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