French government honors André Maman
Posted September 3, 2003; 04:58 p.m.
Princeton professor emeritus André Maman has been chosen to receive one of the highest distinctions the French government can bestow.
In recognition of Maman's exemplary service to France, the president of the French Senate conferred upon him the title of Commandeur de la Légion d'Honneur at a Sept. 3 ceremony in Paris.
Maman joined the faculty in Princeton's Department of Romance Languages and Literatures in 1958. He taught French language and civilization courses that students considered rites of passage in their discovery of France. While a faculty member, Maman also served as a representative of French citizens living abroad. He was later elected a French senator and retired from Princeton in 1993. He continued to contribute to the University as a member of the Advisory Council in French and Italian, as an adviser to the Princeton in France Program and as a friend and counselor to the countless alumni of his courses.
Maman, who has completed his term as senator, remains active in promoting French culture throughout the world. He divides his time between Princeton and Paris.
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