Achille Frédéric DIEGENANT
Achille Frédéric DIEGENANT, Belgian Senator. Golden Medal of Youth and Sports, France, 1978; Officer in Leopold Order, Belgium, 1985; Civic Medal first class, Belgium, 1986; Golden Medal of Merit, Austria, 1989.
DIEGENANT, Achille Frédéric was born on September 28, 1936 in Oostende, Belgium. Parents: Achilles Diegenant and Mathildis Diegenant (née Benin).
Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (Catholic University of Louvain), licence in physical education (sports), diploma for teaching higher secondary school, aggregated in physiotherapy, 1953-1958. Spoken languages: Dutch, French, English, German.
Mayor, Itterbeek, 1971-1976. Member of Chamber of Representatives, 1971-1987. Town councellor, Dilbeek, since 1977.
Senator, since 1987; lecturer, Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (Catholic University of Louvain), since 1974.
Clubs: Royal Belgian Catholic Cultural, Gymnastic and Sporty Federation (pres).
Spouse Martha Schets, 1962. Children: Annemieke, Koen, Lieve, Marjan, Carla.