Jacques de TRENTINIAN

Patriotic ancestor colonel Jean-Jacques de Trentinian who was in America (July 1780 to May 1783) as captain of grenadiers in Lauzun's Legion under Comte de Rochambeau.
Jacques has served as Vice President General of the National Society Sons of the American Revolution, (European District), for eight terms.
  • Past board member of the Société des Cincinnati de France (1998-2007). Past board member (2000-2009) and current Vice President of the Society in France of the SAR.
  • Board member of Hussards de Lauzun (Veterans association of the 5th Hussars, including descendants).


Vice-President-General NSSAR, European District) (2005- today). Recipient of the NSSAR Minuteman Award (2009). Organized two congresses in Paris celebrating 'Alliance Day' (2003), and the 'Peace of 1783' (2008). Organized various American and French celebrations, honoring General Du Portail (creator of the US Military Corps of Engineers), Count de Vergennes (the French Foreign Minister who promotied and organized most of the French initiatives that assisted American Independence). Led three French delegations to participate in Yorktown Day commemorations in Virginia; gave the keynote address at the 2004 ceremony conducted at the ‘Monument to Alliance and Victory'. See: http://www.xenophongroup.com/mcjoynt/yd2004.htm and http://www.xenophongroup.com/mcjoynt/yd2004a.htm .

Serves currently as correspondent researcher in France for American historians and webmasters.

Published "La glorieuse campagne du Comte de Grasse" and a 45 minutes educational film on "France's contribution to American Independence".

Produced a DVD educational program for the Sons of the American Revolution, titled: "FRANCE'S CONTRIBUTION TO AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE" . See http://xenophongroup.com/issues/contribution.htm.

Trained in electronics and served in Management consulting and as CEO

Board member (secretary) of Fondation iFRAP (Fondation pour la recherche sur les administrations et sur les politiques publiques); Président of the friends of iFRAP ; board member of CISO Foundation (USA).

Honorary Captain (military telecommunications).

Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur.

Born November 11.

Married in 1958 with Marie-Claire, chevalier de la Légion d'honneur. They have been blessed with six children and twelve grand-children.

Among his ancestors: Four military officers: two general officers of the Marines; his grand father, Comte Edgard de TRENTINIAN (1851-1942), was the youngest general officer of his generation and reached the rank of Grand-Croix in the French Legion d'honneur (1916); honored with statues: on avenue Foch, in Paris (1994); as well as on Koulouba Hill, at Bamako (Mali, in 2006).


Page posted 26 January 2013; edited 16 February 2015.