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Paula D'HONDT-VAN OPDENBOSCH

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Paula D'HONDT-VAN OPDENBOSCH, Belgian Senator.

Background

D'HONDT-VAN OPDENBOSCH, Paula was born on August 27, 1926 in Kerksken.

Education

Catholic Social School Brussels, social assistant, 1947.

Career

Member and militant supporter since its foundation, Christelijke Volkspartij (Christian People's Party) party, since 1945. Local councillor, Kerksken, 1952-1964. Alderman, Kerksken, 1964-1976.

Provincial Senator, East Flanders, 1974-1980. Senator (succession), 1980-1988. Senator (directly elected), since 1981.

Parliamentary Under Secretary, PTT (Post, Telegraph and Telephones), 1981-1988. Minister of Public Works, 1988-1989. Royal Commissioner for Migrant Policy since 1989.

Member Catholic Workers Wives (KAV), 1947-1948. Social assistant, NMBS, Aalst-Oudenaarde, 1948-1974.