Party affiliation: Christian Social Party
Member, Christian Federation of Trade Unions, responsible for education and Propaganda, 1959-1965. Secretary Londelijke Bedienden Centrale-Aalst-Dendermonde, 1965-1973. President, Commission for National Assistance, Termonde, 1972-1977.
President Christian Union of Mutualities, 1973-1974: Christelijke Volkspartij (Christian People's Party) Deputy for Termonde, since 1974. Member. Commissions for Labour, Public Health and Finance. Flemish Community Minister for Environment and Education, 198185.
Flemish Community Minister for Public Health and Environment, 1985-1988. Flemish Community Minister for Social Security, Family and Public Health, February 1988 until October 1988. Flemish Community Minister for Social Security and Family, October since 1988.
Responsible for training and publicity, Organization of Professional Christian Associations, Termonde, 1959-1966. Regional Secretary, Centre for Employees (ACU), Alost and Termonde, 196673. Co-Organizer of Christian Mutual Benefit Insurance, Termonde 1973-1974.