Frans Van Cauwelaert
|Frans Van Cauwelaert|
|President of the Chamber of Representatives|
21 April 1939 – 27 April 1954
|Preceded by||Camille Huysmans|
|Succeeded by||Camille Huysmans|
10 January 1880|
|Died||17 May 1961
|Political party||Catholic Party|
Van Cauwelaert was born at Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-Lombeek. He was a member of the Flemish movement, Professor of psychology at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Leuven), mayor of Antwerp, and co-founder of the journal De Standaard.
He fought for using Dutch at the University of Ghent, together with the Socialist Camille Huysmans and the liberal Louis Franck. In 1911 they proposed a bill to the Belgian parliament, which originated from Lodewijk De Raet for the usage of Dutch at the University of Ghent instead of French. From 1939 to 1954, he served as President of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives, and lived in exile in New York during the German occupation. He died at Antwerp.
- Th. Luykx and M. Platel, Politieke geschiedenis van België, 2 vol., Kluwer, 1985
- E. Witte, J. Craeybeckx en A. Meynen, Politieke geschiedenis van België, Standaard, 1997
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