St Pieterscollege, Louvain, classical secondary education (Latin-Greek). KUL-UCL, bachelor philosophy, maxima cum Laude, 1953 and Dr.iur., 1956. Licentiate economics, 1958 and doctorate, 1961.
Master of Arts in Economics, Columbia University, New York, USA, 1957. Spoken languages: Dutch, French, English, German.
Adviser, Minister of Finance, 1962-1965. Member Committee Directors, Christelijke Volkspartij (Christian People's Party) for district of Louvain, since 1965. Member Committee for financial survey of economic expansion, 196667.
Member Central Savings Office, 1966-1971. Member Committee for survey of seaports. 1968-1969; member exec, committee, Trilateral Commission (Europe.
Spouse Anne Eyskens (née Rutsaert), 1962. Children: five.