Scrivener, Christiane (1925–)

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Scrivener, Christiane (1925–)

French economist and politician. Born Sept 1, 1925; graduate of Lycée de Grenoble and Harvard Business School; m. Pierre Scrivener, 1944; children: 1 son (died).

Served as the director of various business and governmental agencies dedicated to international technical cooperation (1958–76); as a member of the Union for French Democracy (UFD), became directly involved in politics when she started a 2-year term as junior minister for consumer affairs (1976); served as a member of the European Parliament (1979–88); named a commissioner of the European Community (EC, 1989); stepped down as commissioner (1995) and became a mediator with the Society General (1996). Named an officer of the Legion of Honor (1995).