The Resource François-Xavier Ortoli : [Fonds]

François-Xavier Ortoli : [Fonds]

Label
François-Xavier Ortoli : [Fonds], 1925-2007
Title
François-Xavier Ortoli
Title remainder
[Fonds]
Inclusive dates
1925-2007
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • fre
Summary
The fonds illustrates the activities of François-Xavier Ortoli within the higher levels of the French administration (1966-1972) as commissaire général of the Plan and then as Minister for Economy and Finance as well as Minister for Industrial and Scientific Development. There is also material pertaining to his time as President (1973-1976) and subsequently as Vice-President of the Commission (1977-1984) with the portfolio of Economic and Financial Affairs. There are documents concerning his time as Director of the energy company Total (1984-1980) as well as his activities as consultant (such as Treno ad Alta Velocità) as well as his functions as Governor of the Asia-Europe Forum (ASEM). The fonds contains also some material related to the Yvonne Ortoli family, born Calbairac, dating back to 1785
Biographical or historical data
François-Xavier Ortoli was born on 16 February 1925 in Ajaccio. He spent his youth in the Far East and received his degree in law from the University of Hanoi. During spring 1945 he participated in the resistance to the Japanese invasion, and for this reason he was awarded the Médaille militaire, the Croix de guerre and the Médaille de la Résistance. In July 1946, he returned to France to join his fiancée Yvonne Calbairac, who he married one month later. In the autumn he began studying at the Ecole nationale d'administration, after which he joined the Finance Inspectorate (1948). In April 1951 he was recruited as a technical advisor in the cabinet of Robert Buron. In 1958, French Commissioner Robert Lemaignen appointed Ortoli as his Chef de Cabinet in the new Commission of the European Economic Community in Brussels. Some months later, he became head of the Commission of the EEC Directorate General for the Internal Market. On his return to Paris in 1961 he worked as Secretary General of the Comité interministériel pour les questions de coopération économique européenne under Prime Minister Michel Debré. From April 1962, he acted as counsellor for economic affairs to Debré's successor, Georges Pompidou. Ortoli went on to lead Pompidou's cabinet (end of 1962-1965) before being named general commissioner for planning (1966-1967). From April 1967 to May 1968 he was Minister of Infrastructure and Housing. The period of civil unrest in France during May 1968 prompted his reassignment to the Ministry for National Education (31 May to 10 July 1968), although he soon left to become Minister for Finance and the Economy in the government of Maurice Couve de Murville (July 1968 to June 1969), but not before being elected as the Union des Démocrates pour la République (UDR) Member of Parliament for the Nord département. After Georges Pompidou succeeded Charles de Gaulle as President of France, Ortoli was appointed Minister for Industrial and Scientific Development under Prime Minister Jacques Chaban-Delmas (June 1969 to July 1972). He returned to Brussels after being nominated as President of the European Commission (1973-1976). His Presidency was marked by the first expansion of the European Union and the 1973 oil crisis. In 1977 he was named Vice-President in charge of economic affairs and finance in the Commission of Roy Jenkins (1977-1980), and he was one of the principal authors of the European Monetary System, which came into being in March 1979. He continued in the same role in the Commission presided over by Gaston Thorn (1981-1984) before returning to France, where he was appointed president of the oil firm CFP-Total by the socialist government. At the end of his mandate, he assumed the role of honorary president of Total, and of president of the Conseil national du patronat français (now Mouvement des entreprises de France). He was also a board member of a number of companies, acted as a consultant and was named head of the French delegation to Europe Asia Forum (ASEM) by President Jacques Chirac. Ortoli died in Paris on 29 November 2007.
Cataloging source
FIE
Language note
Fonds in French and English. Inventory in French
Label
François-Xavier Ortoli : [Fonds]
Link
http://archives.eui.eu/en/fonds/151236?item=FXO
Instantiates
Note
Descriptions are the property of the European University Institute (Historical Archives of the European Union), but can be freely used provided that reference is made to the source. Described by Catherine Previti
Control code
FIEb17780688
Extent
8 linear meters; 514 files.
Governing access note
Restricted access
Immediate source of acquisition
Contract of deposit signed on 17/12/2009 between HAEU and madame Yvonne Ortoli
System control number
(OCoLC)937546961
Terms governing use
The inventory clearly specifies where documents are subject to a delay in their consultation due to their dates. For some of these files, it is possible that a request for authorisation to consult the files can be made to the family of François-Xavier Ortoli (see the form for request for authorisation online).
Label
François-Xavier Ortoli : [Fonds]
Link
http://archives.eui.eu/en/fonds/151236?item=FXO
Note
Descriptions are the property of the European University Institute (Historical Archives of the European Union), but can be freely used provided that reference is made to the source. Described by Catherine Previti
Control code
FIEb17780688
Extent
8 linear meters; 514 files.
Governing access note
Restricted access
Immediate source of acquisition
Contract of deposit signed on 17/12/2009 between HAEU and madame Yvonne Ortoli
System control number
(OCoLC)937546961
Terms governing use
The inventory clearly specifies where documents are subject to a delay in their consultation due to their dates. For some of these files, it is possible that a request for authorisation to consult the files can be made to the family of François-Xavier Ortoli (see the form for request for authorisation online).

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