Party affiliation: Christian Social Party
Councillor, State Secretarial Cabinet for Regional Economy, 1966-1967. Deputy, since 1974; Mayor of Westerlo, 1977-1982. Member, Christelijke Volkspartij (Christian People's Party) National Executive.
Local Minister for Housing, 1987-1988. Local Minister for Environment, Rural Re-Development, Policy for Small Businesses, 1988-1989. Secretary of State for Institution Reforms and Small Businesses, 1988-1989.
Secretary of State for Institution Reforms and Small Businesses, responsible for restructuring Ministry of Public Works, January 1989. Chief Editor, Her Niews van de Dag and Het Urije Volksland (newspapers), 195657. Economic Editor, De Standaard (newspaper), 1957-1963.
Director, Society for Intercommunal Development of Companies, 1963-1974. Director, Economic Council for Province of Anvers, 1967-1974.