Death of André Trigano, political figure of Pamiers and Ariège

Death of André Trigano, political figure of Pamiers and Ariège
Death of André Trigano, political figure of Pamiers and Ariège

André Trigano, former mayor of Pamiers and emblematic figure of political life in Ariège, died at the age of 98. Born into a pied-noir family from Algeria, he found refuge in Ariège during the Second World War and joined the Resistance alongside his brothers.

André Trigano was mayor of Pamiers for 25 years. © Pamiers Town Hall

André Trigano, an emblematic figure of political life in Ariège, died at the age of 98 this Monday, May 6, 2024. Former mayor of Pamiers for a quarter of a century, he left an indelible markboth through his political commitment and through his personal history.

Ariège gave him refuge during the Second World War

André Trigano, born September 13, 1925, had a deep connection with Ariège, where his family found refuge during the Second World War. Fleeing Nazi persecution as pieds-noirs from Algeria, they settled in Ax-les-Thermes then in Mazères, where André and his brothers joined the Resistance.

After the war, André Trigano worked at Trigano Vacances and at Club Méditerranée, founded by his brother Gilbert. His political career was marked by around twenty elections and almost as many successes. He has several mandates as mayor, deputy, as well as functions of general and regional councilor.

The influence of André Trigano shaped the town of Pamiers

“As mayor of Pamiers (1995-2020), André Trigano shaped the city of today and leaves it a legacy whose value is not diminished by the difficulties of the city center”, writes the Appamean municipality in a press release. “Pamiers is economically prosperous, innovative in all its commercial and industrial activities. Today it highlights the heritage he acquired for her. »

Despite its failure in the last municipal elections, André Trigano will be remembered as a tireless builder and visionary for Ariège. “In a history spanning ten centuries, André Trigano personified the contemporary era. His name is everywhere in the squares and streets of our city,” notes the municipality. He will be buried this Tuesday afternoon at the Pantin cemetery, in the Paris region. A tribute will also be paid to him at Mazères town hall on May 17 at 11 a.m., testifying to the lasting impact of his legacy on the local community.

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