List of Presidents of the Chamber of Representatives of Belgium

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This is a list of Presidents of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives.

The President of the Chamber of Representatives (Dutch: Voorzitter van de Kamer van Volksvertegenwoordigers, French: Président de la Chambre des Représentants) is the presiding officer of the lower house of the Federal Parliament of Belgium. The current President of the Chamber of Representatives is André Flahaut of the Parti Socialiste.

No. Name Party Entered office Left office
1. Etienne Constantin de Gerlache Catholic September 10, 1831 July 18, 1832
2. Jean Raikem Catholic November 15, 1832 May 24, 1839
3. Isidore Fallon Catholic November 15, 1839 September 10, 1842
4. Jean Raikem Catholic November 9, 1842 April 6, 1843
5. Charles Liedts Liberal Party November 17, 1843 May 20, 1848
6. Pierre-Théodore Verhaegen Liberal Party June 28, 1848 April 3, 1852
7. Noël Joseph Auguste Delfosse Liberal Party October 26, 1852 April 24, 1855
8. Josse Joseph de Lehaye Liberal Party April 25, 1855 June 13, 1857
9. Pierre-Théodore Verhaegen Liberal Party December 17, 1857 May 30, 1859
10. Auguste Englebert Pierre Orts Liberal Party July 19, 1859 July 18, 1860
11. Désiré Jean Léon Vervoort Liberal Party November 23, 1860 May 27, 1863
12. Ernest Louis de Gonzague Vandenpeereboom Liberal Party December 15, 1863 October 23, 1867
13. Hubert Joseph Dolez Liberal Party October 23, 1867 May 20, 1870
14. Charles Vilain XIIII Catholic Party August 11, 1870 July 26, 1871
15. Xavier Victor Thibaut Catholic Party November 15, 1871 May 29, 1878
16. Charles Rogier Liberal Party August 1, 1878 August 26, 1878
17. Jules Louis Guillery Liberal Party November 13, 1878 March 10, 1881
18. Joseph Jules Descamps Liberal Party March 22, 1881 May 17, 1884
19. Xavier Victor Thibaut Catholic Party July 23, 1884 September 2, 1884
20. Théophile de Lantsheere Catholic Party November 12, 1884 November 25, 1895
21. Auguste Marie François Beernaert Catholic Party January 30, 1895 May 7, 1900
22. Louis Marie Joseph de Sadeleer Catholic Party July 18, 1900 November 8, 1901
23. Frans Schollaert Catholic Party November 12, 1901 January 9, 1908
24. Gérard Cooreman Catholic Party January 16, 1908 August 8, 1912
25. Frans Schollaert Catholic Party November 12, 1912 June 29, 1917
26. Prosper Poullet Catholic Party November 28, 1918 October 13, 1919
27. Emile Brunet BWP-POB December 10, 1919 August 6, 1928
28. Emile Tibbaut Catholic Union August 16, 1928 September 5, 1930
29. Jules Poncelet Catholic Union November 11, 1930 April 13, 1936
30. Camille Huysmans BWP-POB June 23, 1936 March 6, 1939
31. Frans Van Cauwelaert CVPPSC April 21, 1939 March 12, 1954
32. Camille Huysmans BSP-PSB April 27, 1954 November 11, 1958
33. Paul Kronacker Liberal Party November 11, 1958 April 17, 1961
34. Achille Van Acker BSP-PSB April 27, 1961 March 10, 1974
35. André Dequae CVP April 30, 1974 June 7, 1977
36. Edmond Leburton PS June 7, 1977 April 3, 1979
37. Charles-Ferdinand Nothomb PSC April 3, 1979 May 20, 1980
38. Jean Defraigne PRL May 20, 1980 October 24, 1980
39. Joseph Michel PSC October 24, 1980 December 18, 1981
40. Jean Defraigne PRL December 18, 1981 January 19, 1988
41. Erik Vankeirsbilck CVP January 19, 1988 May 10, 1988
42. Charles-Ferdinand Nothomb PSC May 10, 1988 April 12, 1995
43. Jos Dupré CVP June 8, 1995 June 28, 1995
44. Raymond Langendries PSC June 28, 1995 July 1, 1999
45. Herman De Croo VLD July, 1999 12 July 2007
46. Herman Van Rompuy CD&V 12 July 2007 30 December 2008
47. Patrick Dewael Open VLD 30 December 2008 20 July 2010
48. André Flahaut PS 20 July 2010 Incumbent

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • "Factsheet on the President of the Chamber". The Belgian Chamber of Representatives. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-06-20. 
  • Gerard, Emmanuel; Els Witte, Eliane Gubin en Jean-Pierre Nandrin, red (2003). Geschiedenis van de Belgische Kamer van Volksvertegenwoordigers: 1830-2002. Brussels: Kamer van Volksvertegenwoordigers. ISBN 90-807420-4-X. 

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