Member, European Parliament
Catherine Trautmann was an MEP from 1989 to 1997 and reelected in 2004. Trautmann served as mayor of Strasbourg and chair of the Strasbourg Urban Community Council from 1989 to1997 and from 2000 to 2001. She has been a member of the Strasbourg Municipal Council since 1983, chair of the autonomous port of Strasbourg since 2008, and vice chair of the Strasbourg Urban Community Council since 2008. Trautmann is a member of the national council of the Socialist Party and of the PSE. She was French Minister for Culture and Communications (1997-2000), chairwoman of the interdepartmental task force on drug addiction (1988-1989), and state secretary for the elderly and disabled (1988). She was also Commissioner-General for Expo International 2004 (2000-2002). Trautmann holds a Master's degree in Protestant theology, an honorary doctorate from the University of Leicester, and is a knight of the Legion of Honor and a commander of the Order of Arts and Letters.
Biography last updated July 1, 2011