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French Jean-Marie BALESTRE

French auto racing executive administrator, who became President of the Fédération Internationale du Sport Automobile (FISA) from 1978 to 1991

Source :  CEGAMA

Born: on April 09, 1921 in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France
Died: on March 26, 2008 in Saint-Cloud, France


He studied law in Paris, and afterwards worked as a journalist on a number of publications.

Details of Balestre's activities during World War II are unknown. He was a member of the French SS, but later claimed to have been an undercover agent for the French Resistance, and received the Legion of Honour for services to France in 1968.

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