Party affiliation: Socialist Party
Mayor, Oignies, 1965-1976. Local Councillor, Viroinval, 197782. Deputy, Dinant-Philippeville, since 1977.
Mayor, Viroinval, 1983-1985. Deputy Mayor, Viroinval, since 1986. Secretary of State for Public Health and the Disabled, May since 1988.
Teacher of English, Dutch, German, Royal Secondary School, Florennes, 1957-1960. Teacher of English, Teacher Training College, Couvin, 1961-1977.