Herman De Croo
|Herman De Croo|
Herman De Croo (2009)
|President of the Chamber of Representatives|
1 July 1999 – 12 July 2007
|Preceded by||Raymond Langendries|
|Succeeded by||Herman Van Rompuy|
8 June 1995
31 March 1968 – 15 December 1991
16 December 1991 – 7 June 1995
12 August 1937 |
|Political party||Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats|
|Alma mater||Free University of Brussels, French
University of Chicago
Herman Francies Joseph De Croo (born 12 August 1937 in Opbrakel) is a Belgian liberal politician. He is a member of the Open VLD. First elected in March 1968, he is the longest serving Belgian Member of Parliament. He is the father of Open VLD Minister of Pensions and Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo.
De Croo was first elected to the Chamber of Representatives in 1968 for the PVV-PLP. He has since served in various governments as minister of Transport and Foreign Trade; minister of Transport, Postal Services, Telegraphy and Telephony; minister of Education and minister of Postal Services, Telegraphy, Telephony and Pensions.
Herman De Croo, who holds a Ph.D. in law, is a former Professor of Common Law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
- Minister of State since 3 June 1998.
- Poland: 1st class - Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland.
- Parlement et Gouvernement (1965)
- Het Parlement aan het werk, de taak van de hedendaagse vertegenwoordiging" (1966)
- België/Belgique : Service Nation (1985 and 1988)
- De wereld volgens Herman De Croo (1999)
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