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Gérald Coppenrath
French Polynesian politician

Gérald Coppenrath

Gérald Coppenrath
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Quick Facts

Intro French Polynesian politician
Was Journalist Politician Lawyer
From France
Field Journalism Law Politics
Gender male
Birth 22 April 1922, Papeete
Death 4 November 2008 (aged 86 years)
Star sign Taurus
The details (from wikipedia)


Gérald Coppenrath (April 22, 1922 – November 4, 2008) was a French senator and journalist. Coppenrath was the French senator for Tahiti between 1958 and 1962.
Born in Papeete, Tahiti he moved to France and studied at the University of Poitiers. He later returned to Tahiti in 1948. On June 8, 1958 he was elected senator winning by 13 votes to 11. He was re-elected on April 26, 1959 when he won by 43 votes against 17. He stayed in office until 1962. He was voted the first president of his former university in 1972.
He was the older brother of Hubert and Michel Coppenrath. Both became Archbishops. Michel died on August 18, 2008.
Coppenrath died on November 4, 2008. Three months after his younger brother.

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