Senator Pierre Joseph Louis Léon Vitter

Senator Pierre Joseph Louis Léon Vitter

Male 1913 - 1995  (81 years)
Person ID: I2394  Jeff Vitter's Relative


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  • Name Pierre Joseph Louis Léon Vitter  [1, 2, 3
    Title Senator 
    Notes 
    • Pierre Vitter participated in the French Resistance from 1940 to 1945 and was decorated in 1944. He had an important political career in France, achieving the rank of honorary member of parliament and Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur. He was mayor of Gray from 1947–1977. He was a senator (the youngest in France) from 1948 to 1951. He was deputy in the National Assembly, reelected six times, between 1956 and 1978. He was the president of the General Council, member of the Regional Council from 1952-1976, member of the Parliamentary Assembly, member of the West European Union, member of the European Council for 17 years, founding president of the Youth Commission of the European Council for 10 years.
    Born 29 Oct 1913  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Oct 1995  [1, 3
    Siblings
     1. Claire Vitter (ID:I2397),   b. Abt 1909,   d. DECEASED
     2. Anne Vitter (ID:I2396),   b. Abt 1910,   d. Abt 1935, Ursuline Convent, Jura, Franche-Comté, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years)

    Parents

    Family ID: F1035 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart  
    Father Narcisse Joseph Vitter (ID:I2390),   b. 10 Aug 1876,   d. 1927  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Myriam Danjean (ID:I2391),   d. DECEASED 
    Married 15 May 1909  Peseux, Jura, Franche-Comté, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Reference Number 17056 

    Family

    Family ID: F1036  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Wife Irène Himitch (ID:I2395),   b. 29 Jan 1916, Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 2011, Gray, Haute-Saône, Franche-Comté, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married UNKNOWN  [1, 3
    Reference Number 16819 
    Children 
      1. Annie Vitter (ID:I2403),   b. 25 Jun 1940,   d. Yes, date unknown
      2. Michel Vitter (ID:I2404),   b. 30 Oct 1944, Gray, Haute-Saône, Franche-Comté, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2011  (Age 66 years)
      3. Christine Marie Dominique Vitter (ID:I2405),   b. 1 Jul 1947,   d. Yes, date unknown
      4. Dominique Vitter (ID:I2406),   b. Aug 1951,   d. Yes, date unknown

    Other Personal Events

    Award Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur  [1, 3
    Award Honorary member of the French parliament  [1, 3
    Occupation Pharmacist in Gray, France  [1, 3
    Occupation Haute-Saône, Franche-Comté, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    President of the Haute-Saône Conseil General (departmental council) 
    Occupation Between 1947 and 1977  Gray, Haute-Saône, Franche-Comté, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Mayor for 30 years 
    Occupation Between 1947 and 1977  [1, 3
    Politician in France, Senator 
    Occupation Between 1948 and 1951  French Senate, Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Youngest senator at the time in France 
    Occupation Between 1952 and 1976  [1, 3
    Member of the Regional Council 
    Occupation Between 1956 and 1978  [1, 3
    French National Assembly, Député, reelected six times 
    Reference Number 2435 
    Residence 16, rue Vanoise, Gray, Haute-Saône, Franche-Comté, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Military Service Between 1940 and 1945  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Participated in the Resistence, underground fighting in 1944 
  • Event Map

    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Between 1940 and 1945 - France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Between 1947 and 1977 - Gray, Haute-Saône, Franche-Comté, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Between 1948 and 1951 - French Senate, Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - - Haute-Saône, Franche-Comté, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 16, rue Vanoise, Gray, Haute-Saône, Franche-Comté, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    PierreVitter
    PierreVitter
    Histories
    Après le <em>Aha!</em> moment (et avant aussi!)
    Après le Aha! moment (et avant aussi!)
    As highlighted in the history "The Aha! Moment That Led to This Website," Jeff Vitter made a big breakthrough in December 2000 when he discovered when, where, and how his Vitter ancestors came from Europe to the USA. Much correspondence behind the scenes led up to and beyond that discovery, including new information about Jeff's mom's side of the family in southwest France around Uzan (pronounced "u-ZHANG" in the local patois) and Anères. This history gives an inside look at the correspondences that genealogists engage in and how what we understand grows (we hope!) with time.
    Three Vitters of the French Resistance
    Three Vitters of the French Resistance
    World War II saw France divided and conquered by Hitler's Third Reich, and Louis, Roger, and Pierre Vitter went underground to fight as part of the Resistance.

  • Source Citations

    1. [S1252] A tous les Vitter du monde, Jean-Pierre Vitter, (Name: Self; Location: France; Date: October 2002;), Senator Pierre Vitter and descendants, pages 24–26.
      https://vitter.org/Genealogy/Documents/JeanPierreVitterBook.pdf

    2. [S307] Family Database of Vitter-Weaver Family, Jeffrey & Sharon Vitter, (Name: Self; Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Date: Since 1996;), Après le Aha! moment (et avant aussi!).
      As highlighted in "The Aha! Moment That Led to This Website," Jeff Vitter made a big breakthrough in December 2000 when he discovered when, where, and how his Vitter ancestors came from Europe to the USA. Much correspondence behind the scenes led up to and beyond that discovery. This history gives an inside look at the correspondences that genealogists engage in and how what we understand grows (we hope!) with time.
      https://www.vitter.org/familytree/histories/jeffemail2001.php

    3. [S307] Family Database of Vitter-Weaver Family, Jeffrey & Sharon Vitter, (Name: Self; Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Date: Since 1996;), Three Vitters of the French Resistance.
      World War II saw France divided and conquered by Hitler's Third Reich, and Louis, Roger, and Pierre Vitter went underground to fight as part of the Resistance.
      https://vitter.org/familytree/histories/VitterFrenchResistance.php

    4. [S1252] A tous les Vitter du monde, Jean-Pierre Vitter, (Name: Self; Location: France; Date: October 2002;), Descendants of Jean Baptiste Constant Vitter, child of Hérard and Jeanne Françoise (Thiébaud) Vitter, pages 4 and 21–29.
      https://vitter.org/Genealogy/Documents/JeanPierreVitterBook.pdf