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Raymond Barre
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Prime Minister of France
In office
26 August 1976 – 22 May 1981
President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing
Preceded by Jacques Chirac
Succeeded by Pierre Mauroy
Mayor of Lyon
In office
25 June 1995 – 25 March 2001
Preceded by Michel Noir
Succeeded by Gérard Collomb
Minister of the Economy and Finance
In office
27 August 1976 – 5 April 1978
Prime Minister Himself
Preceded by Jean-Pierre Fourcade
Succeeded by René Monory
Minister of External Trade
In office
12 January 1976 – 25 August 1976
Prime Minister Jacques Chirac
Preceded by Norbert Ségard
Succeeded by André Rossi
European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs
In office
7 February 1967 – 5 January 1973
President Jean Rey
Franco Maria Malfatti
Sicco Mansholt
Preceded by Robert Marjolin
Succeeded by Wilhelm Haferkamp
Personal details
Born
Raymond Octave Joseph Barre

(1924-04-12)12 April 1924
St-Denis, France
Died 25 August 2007(2007-08-25) (aged 83)
Paris, France
Political party Independent

Raymond Octave Joseph Barre (French: [ʁɛmɔ̃ baʁ]; 12 April 1924 – 25 August 2007) was a French centre-right politician and economist. He was a Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs. He was Prime Minister under Valéry Giscard d'Estaing from 1976 until 1981.



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