Party affiliation: Labour Party
Member of Provincial States, Noord-Brabant. Member of town-council, 's-Hertogenbosch. President PvdA/PPR group, ’s-Hertogenbosch town council.
Member of Second Chamber, 1970-1973, 1978-1981. Since 1982; Secretary of State, Defence, 1973-1976 and 1981-1982. Minister of Defense, 1977.
Officer. Royal Landforce. Secretary of war council. ’s-Hertogenbosch; secretary, commission of objections.