Party affiliation: Christian Social Party
Local Councillor, St. Agatha-Berchem, 1964-1970. Provincial Councillor, Brabant, 1967-1968. Deputy Mayor, St. Agatha-Berchem, 1970-1988.
President, Cultural Commission for Dutch Community, 1972-1988. Deputy, 1977-1981, since 1987. Senator, 1981-1985; Provincial Senator, Brabant, 198587.
Community Minister of Education and for Brussels Affairs, Feb.- October 1988. Community Minister of Public Health and Brussels Affairs, October since 1988. Barrister, Brussels, since 1958.