Jack Biskop

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Jack Biskop
Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands
In office
October 26, 2010 – September 19, 2012
In office
November 30, 2006 – June 17, 2010
Personal details
Born Jacobus Johannes Gerardus Maria Biskop
(1956-01-15) January 15, 1956 (age 58)
Roosendaal, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party Christian Democratic Appeal (Christen-Democratisch Appèl - CDA)
Spouse(s) Married
Residence Roosendaal
Alma mater Tilburg University (MA, Psychology)
Occupation Politician, management consultant, counselor
Religion Roman Catholic
Website (Dutch) Christian Democratic Appeal website

Jacobus Johannes Gerardus Maria (Jack) Biskop (born January 15, 1956 in Roosendaal) is a Dutch psychologist and politician. As a member of the Christian Democratic Appeal (Christen-Democratisch Appèl) he was an MP from October 26, 2010 to September 19, 2012, focusing on education.

Biskop was born in the province of North Brabant and studied psychology at Tilburg University, with a specialization in developmental psychology, educational psychology and educational sociology.[1] He worked at a school counseling service in Western North Brabant, performed several management positions and had a management consultancy firm of his own from 1994 to 2006.

From 1982 to 1986 he was a member of the municipal council of Roosendaal and from 1991 to 2003 a member of the States-Provincial of North Brabant. He served as an MP in the Dutch House of Representatives from November 2006 to June 2010 and served again from October 2010 to September 2012. From 2010 to 2012 he was also President of the Benelux Parliament.

Although not in favour of governing with the Party for Freedom (PVV), he was loyal to the coalition agreement of the Rutte cabinet.

Decorations[edit]

  • In 2003 he was awarded Member of the Order of Orange-Nassau.
  • In 2012 he was awarded Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau.

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