Philippe Mestre was born on August 23, 1927, and died on April 25, 2017.
He was a French high-ranking civil servant, media executive and politician.
Mestre was the prefect of Gers, Basse-Normandie, Calvados, Pays de la Loire and Loire-Atlantique.
Mestre was the chief executive of Presse-Océan from 1981 to 1993.
Philippe Mestre served as a member of the National Assembly from 1981 to 1993, representing Vendée.
The french politician was also the Minister of Veteran Affairs and War Victims from 1993 to 1995.
Philippe was a commander of the Legion of Honour and an officer of the National Order of Merit.
Philippe Mestre passed away at 89 years old.