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Jan LENSSENS

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Jan LENSSENS, Belgian Senator. Knight of the Order of King Leopold.

Background

LENSSENS, Jan was born on August 20, 1935 in Termonde, Belgium.

Education

High School, Leuven; Social Worker. Spoken languages: Dutch, French, English, German.

Career

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.

Works

  • Poverty, Flemish Community, 1989

  • Immigrants, 1989.

Religion

Catholic.

Connections

Spouse Leen Van Biesen, 1959. Children: three.