Party affiliation: Christian Social Party
Member of Chamber of Representatives, Hasselt district, since 1969. Local councillor, Genk, since 1970. Parliamentary under secretary, regional economy, 197274.
Parliamentary under secretary, regional economy, housing and town and country planning. 1974-1976; Minister of Social Welfare, 1976-1977. Minister of Public Health and the Environment, 1977-1980.
Minister of Social Welfare, 1980. Minister of Social Welfare and Public Health, 1980-1981. Quaestor (official in charge of practical business in the Chamber of representatives), 1986-1988.
Chair, Christelijke Volkspartij (Christian People's Party) party in the Chamber of Representatives, since 1988. Member. Chamber of Reps, commission on foreign relations. Member, Chamber of Reps, commission on naturalisation.
Member. Chamber of Reps, special commission for regulation and reform of parliamentary activity. Member, Flemish council commission on sport and tourism. Member, Flemish council commission on the economy, employment and energy.
Member, Flemish council commission on the media. Cabinet co-worker, cabinet of public education Minister Harmel, 1952-1953. Legal adviser, Kolenmijn Winterslag, 195557.
Personnel service. Idem, 1957-1967. Personnel service, nv Kolenmijn, 1967-1969.