Jean Tiberi

Jean Tiberi (born 30 January 1935) is a French politician who was mayor of Paris from 22 May 1995 to 24 March 2001. As of 2007, he was mayor of the 5th arrondissement of Paris and deputy to the French National Assembly from the second district of Paris.[1]

Jean Tiberi
Mayor of Paris
In office
22 May 1995  24 March 2001
Preceded byJacques Chirac
Succeeded byBertrand Delanoë
Member of the National Assembly
for Paris's 2nd constituency
In office
14 November 1976  19 June 2012
Preceded byMonique Tisné
Succeeded byFrançois Fillon
In office
13 August 1968  12 February 1976
Preceded byRené Capitant
Succeeded byMonique Tisné
French Secretary of State for the Food Industry
In office
12 February 1976  25 August 1976
PresidentValéry Giscard d'Estaing
Prime MinisterPierre Messmer
Mayor of the 5th arrondissement of Paris
In office
25 March 2001  13 April 2014
Preceded byJean-Charles Bardon
Succeeded byFlorence Berthout
In office
14 March 1983  21 May 1995
Succeeded byJean-Charles Bardon
Personal details
Born (1935-01-30) 30 January 1935
Paris, France
Political partyRPR
Spouse(s)Xavière Casanova
EducationLycée Louis-le-Grand
Alma materUniversity of Paris

Of Corsican descent, Tiberi first entered the National Assembly in August 1968 as the replacement for René Capitant, who was appointed to the government as Minister of Justice. He was re-elected in the 1973 election, serving until early 1976, when he was appointed to the government as Secretary of State in charge of Food Industries, under the Minister of Agriculture and the Minister of Industry and Research. He served in that position until August 1976, after which he returned to the National Assembly in a by-election in November 1976 to replace Monique Tisne. He has been re-elected to the National Assembly in every election since then.[1]

He was Mayor of the 5th arrondissement of Paris from March 1983 to May 1995, when he became Mayor of Paris. After serving as Mayor of Paris,[1] he was again elected as Mayor of the 5th arrondissement in 2001.[2]

Jean Tiberi and his wife Xavière Tiberi were involved in some corruption scandals in the Paris region in which Mr Tiberi was accused of vote-rigging.

In 1998, a justice-ordered search of Jean and Xavière Tiberi's apartment on the Place du Panthéon showed that they possessed two pistols whose authorization had expired since 1991 and five ammunition boxes. They were not prosecuted in exchange for the destruction of the weapons.[3]

The above actions are sometimes referred to by the press as Corsican mores.

Along with Jean-Pierre Soisson and Didier Julia, Jean Tiberi was among the longest-serving members of the National Assembly, in which he has served 10 terms and 44 years. He did not run for reelection in 2012.

Political career

Governmental function

Secretary of State for Food Industries : January–August 1976.

Electoral mandates

National Assembly of France

Member of the National Assembly of France for Paris : 1968–1976 (Became Secretary of State in 1976) / And since November 1976. Elected in 1968, reelected in 1973, 1976, 1978, 1981, 1986, 1988, 1993, 1997, 2002, 2007.

Municipal Council

Mayor of Paris : 1995–2001.

Deputy-mayor of Paris : 1983–1995. Reelected in 1989.

Councillor of Paris : Since 1965. Reelected in 1971, 1977, 1983, 1989, 1995, 2001, 2008.

Mayor of the 5th arrondissement of Paris : 1983–1995 / And since 2001. Reelected in 1989, 2001, 2008.

Councillor of the 5th arrondissement of Paris : Since 1983. Reelected in 1989, 1995, 2001, 2008.


Political offices
Preceded by
Jacques Chirac
Mayor of Paris
Succeeded by
Bertrand Delanoë
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