Jean-Marc Boegner

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Jean-Marc Boegner (3 July 1913 – 24 January 2003) was a French diplomat, promoted to the rank of ambassador in 1973.


Jean-Marc Boegner was born in Paris on 3 July 1913, the son of the theologean and pastor Marc Boegner and brother of the newspaper owner Philippe Boegner. With Odilie Moustier, he had three daughters, one of whom married Josselin de Rohan-Chabot.


Jean-Marc Boegner studied at the Faculty of Letters at the Sorbonne and the École libre des sciences politiques and went on to become:

  • 1939: Attaché at the French embassy in Germany (Berlin)
  • 1940: Attaché at the French embassy in Turkey (Ankara)
  • 1941: Attaché at the French embassy in Lebanon (Beirut)
  • 1945: Counsellor at the French embassy in Sweden
  • 1947: Counsellor at the French embassy in the Netherlands
  • 1948: Counsellor at the French Foreign Office
  • 1952: Head of Department at the Quai d'Orsay (vice director of treaties)
  • 1954: Minister Plenipotentiary
  • 1955: Chief of Staff of the Minister at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers Gaston Palewski
  • 1958-1959: technical advisor to the President of the Council Charles de Gaulle
  • January 1959: Technical Adviser to the General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic
  • November 1959: French ambassador to Tunisia
  • 1961-1972: Permanent Representative of France to the European Communities in Brussels
  • 1975-1978: Permanent Representative of France to the OECD
  • 1986-1987: Advisor to the Prime Minister Jacques Chirac



  • "Le Marché commun de six à neuf" [The Common Market from Six to Nine] (1974)


  • Boulet, François (2015). "Jean-Marc Boegner". In Cabanel, Patrick; Encrevé, André. Dictionnaire biographique des protestants français de 1787 à nos jours [Biographical Dictionary of French Protestants from 1787 to the Present] (in French). Vol. 1 : A-C. Paris: Les Éditions de Paris Max Chaleil. pp. 332–333. ISBN 978-284621190-1.