| Francis Lacoste |
|Born||27 November 1905|
|Died||28 June 1993 (Age 87)|
|Parents|| • Charles Lacoste|
• Jeanne Veillet-Lavallée
|Member of||Le Cercle|
Francis Lacoste was born in Paris on 27 November 1905, the eldest of two children of the painter Charles Lacoste and Jeanne Veillet-Lavallée. From childhood he had a passion for overseas, geography and history. At 15 he passed his baccalaureate, and a year later won the First Prize of Geography city of Paris which was a trip to Africa, the Senegal River and Tangier in the company of prominent geographers. In 1923 he received a scholarship from the Rockefeller Foundation, and sailed for the United States where he aattended seminars in Harvard and Berkeley, California. He wrote his graduation thesis on "the relationship between the US and China in the nineteenth century."
Lacoste fought in the resistance against the Germans during World War II.
Deep political connections
He attended Le Cercle in 1984.
Events Participated in
|Le Cercle/1983 (Bonn)||30 June 1983||3 July 1983||Germany|
|Le Cercle/1984 (Capetown)||12 January 1984||15 January 1984||South Africa|
|4 day meeting of Le Cercle in Capetown exposed after Joel Van der Reijden discovered the attendee list for this conference and published it online in 2011|