Loïc Bouvard, who served 39 years as a centrist member of the French Parliament, died Nov. 27, 2017, at age 88.
In June 1944, as a 15-year-old, Bouvard received the Croix de Guerre as a member of the French Resistance. In July 1950, he graduated from the elite Paris Institut d’Etudes Politiques and in October 1950, he earned a law degree from the University of Paris. In 1951, he enrolled at Princeton and graduated two years later, in 1953, with a Ph.D. in politics.
His business career included working at Air France in New York, and co-founding the Paris office of McKinsey & Co. and his own consulting firm. From 1973 to 2012, he served in the French National Assembly and was its vice president from 1988 to 1997.
Bouvard was dedicated to his Morbihan constituents. With his interest in foreign affairs, he was also a French delegate to the Parliamentary Assembly of NATO from 1978 to 2007 and was its president from 1992 to 1994.
His son wrote that his father “dearly loved his time at Princeton.” Reflecting this, Bouvard contributed to the Princeton Graduate School’s Annual Giving campaign for 38 years. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; five children; and 15 grandchildren.
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