Frans Grootjans

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Frans Grootjans
Speaker of Parliament of Flanders
In office
3 December 1985 – 2 February 1988
Preceded by Jean Pede
Succeeded by Jean Pede
Personal details
Born (1922-01-24)24 January 1922
Wilrijk, Belgium
Died 20 February 1999(1999-02-20) (aged 77)
Antwerp, Belgium
Nationality Belgium
Political party Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats

Frans Edward Elisabeth Grootjans (24 January 1922 – 20 February 1999), was a Belgian politician and minister for the PVV.

Grootjans was born at Wilrijk. He became a licentiate in the trade and consular sciences and was chief editor and director of the newspaper De Nieuwe Gazet. He was a Municipal Council member (1971–1986) in Antwerp and a member of parliament (1954–1987) for the district Antwerp for the PVV. Grootjans was President of the PVV (1973–1977 and 1981–1982). He was minister of national education (1966–1968) and of finances and medium-sized business (1985). He was also President of the Flemish Council (1985–1987). He remained in Antwerp for the rest of his life.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jean Pede
Speaker of Parliament of Flanders
1985–1988
Succeeded by
Jean Pede