Party affiliation: Christian Democratic Appeal
Assistant Agricultural Attaché, European Community, Brussels, 1966-1967. Secretary of NCB, Tilburg, 1967-1969. Agricultural Consultant for the Netherlands at the European Community, Brussels, 1969-1977.
Member of the Second Chamber, 1977-1980, 1981, 1981-1982, since 1986. Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries since 1980. Worked for agricultural company, until 1955.
Assistant. State Agricultural Information Service, 1955-1958. Head of Department Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, 1965-1966.