Party affiliation: Christian Social Party
Primary Education, St. Michel. Secondary School, St. Jan Berchmans. Studied Law, at Faculty of Saint Louis, Brussels, 1947-1949.
Doctor of Law, Université Catholique de Louvain (Catholic University of Louvain) (Flemish Section), 1949-1952. Bachelor of Science, Economics, Université Catholique de Louvain (Catholic University of Louvain) (French Section). 1954; spoken languages: French.
Attaché to Cabinet of Minister for National Defence, 1958. Head of Cabinet of High Authority of the European Community for Coal and Steel, Luxembourg. 1958-1961; Head of Cabinet of Minister of the Interior and State Service, 1961-1965.
Permenant Secretary for Recruitment of Civil Servants, 1965-1979. Vice-President, National Commission for Planning of Hospital Services, 1975-1982. President, Brussels Commission of Hospitallers, 1976-1982.
Senator for Brussels, since 1978. District Councillor for Uccle, since 1982. Alderman, Uccle. 1983-1985.
Minister of French Community for Social Affairs, Training and Tourism, 1985-1988. Vice President, Council of French Community, 1988-1989. Councillor and President, Brussels Regional Council, since 1989.
Member on Senate committees, for the Economy, Justice, Education and Science, Finance. Constitutional and Institutional Reforms, and Naturalization. Air Force, Fighter Pilot, 1952-1954.
Auxiliary Squadron, 1954-1960. Worked in Group Studying Productivity, Institute of Economic and Social Research, Université Catholique de Louvain (Catholic University of Louvain), 1954-1957. Department of Economic Studies, Belgian Société Générale, Brussels, 1957-1958.
Part-time lecturer. Professor, Institute of Political and Social Science, Université Catholique de Louvain (Catholic University of Louvain). since 1967. Part-time Lecturer, Department of Public Affairs, Université Catholique de Louvain (Catholic University of Louvain), 1967-1991. Director, Institute of University Administration.
Head of Vice-President Cabinet, CECA, Luxembourg, 1958-1961. President, Management Committee of National Retirement and War Veterans Pension Fund, 1982-1985. President, Centre of Studies for State Reform, 1983-1985.
Founding member and Pres, of Confederation of British Industry (Coordination Bruxelloise des Institutions Sociales de Santé de Caritas Catholica, Brussels Co-ordination of Social and Health Institutions, of Catholic Caritas).