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Rene Victor SWINNEN


Rene Victor SWINNEN, Belgian Senator.


SWINNEN, Rene Victor was born on March 6, 1941 in Zoutleeuw, Belgium. Parents: Gustave Swinnen and Marie Swinnen (née Herbots).


Teacher training college. Ticnen, qualified as basic school teacher, 1956-1960. Qualified as secondary school teacher, central examining board Brussels, 1962-1963.

Headmaster certificate, 1977. Spoken languages: Dutch, French, English.


Secretary of SP Cantonal Cnee., 1975-1983. Member of SP district Committee, since 1976. Member of Municipal Council of Zoutleeuw, 1976-1982 and since 1989.

Councillor oftheOCMW, 197688. Attaché Cabinet of the Minister of the Interior, 1977-1978. Attaché Cabinet of the Minister of Education, 1980-1981.

President ofSP local party Committee, 1980-1988. Member of SP Exec, council, district Leuven, since 1986. Senator, since 1986; member of Senate Commission on education, public health and environment, home affairs and science, since 1986.

Mayor of Zoutleeuw, since 1989. Teacher, University of Education, 1964-1977. Secondary school headmaster, university of Education, since 1978.


Spouse Lutgarde Vandewyer, 1965. Children: John.