Marie-Thérèse de Chateauvieux

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Marie-Thérèse de Chateauvieux (born Marie-Thérèse d'Armand de Chateauvieux, born on April 20, 1915 in Saint-Denis in Réunion, died on April 12, 2017 in Paris) was a French politician and General Councilor of the French overseas territory of Réunion.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

In 1965, she became the first woman mayor of the department of Reunion, following the health problems of the elected mayor, Henri Bègue, who asked her to replace him at the head of the municipality of Saint-Leu. She was reelected in 1971 and 1976, before being beaten by Mario Hoareau in 1983. She was also General Councilor of La Réunion in 1970. She is the cousin of the father of the businessman Jacques de Chateauvieux. Her family owned estate properties but sold them out to be transformed into the National Botanical Conservatory of Mascarin in the early 1990s. She celebrated her one hundred years on April 20, 2015. Marie-Thérèse de Chateauvieux died on April 12, 2017 (at 10pm) in Paris where she lived, a few days before her 102nd birthday. She was buried in Saint-Leu in Reunion Island on April 20, her birthday.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marie Thérèse de Chateauvieux, ancienne maire de Saint-Leu, est décédée à 101 ans". Zinfos 974, l'info de l'ile de La Réunion (in French). Retrieved 2017-11-23.
  2. ^ magazine, Le Point,. "Archives - Le Point.fr". Le Point.fr (in French). Retrieved 2017-11-23.
  3. ^ GG. "Marie-Thérèse de Chateauvieux, 1ère femme maire de la Réunion, fête ses 100 ans". Zinfos 974, l'info de l'ile de La Réunion (in French). Retrieved 2017-11-23.
  4. ^ "Marie Thérèse de Chateauvieux, ancienne maire de Saint-Leu, est décédée à 101 ans". Zinfos 974, l'info de l'ile de La Réunion (in French). Retrieved 2017-11-23.