Jean Pede

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Jean Pede
Speaker of Parliament of Flanders
In office
2 February 1988 – 18 October 1988
Preceded by Frans Grootjans
Succeeded by Louis Vanvelthoven
In office
22 December 1981 – 3 December 1985
Preceded by Henri Boel
Succeeded by Frans Grootjans
Personal details
Born 7 January 1927
Oudenaarde, Belgium
Died 23 July 2013
Political party Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats

Jean Pede (7 January 1927 – 23 July 2013) was a Belgian liberal politician for the PVV.[1]


Professionally Jean Pede was a notary, in a long line of notaries, from his father's as well as from his mother's side.

From February 1985 to October 1988 he was Flemish minister of internal affairs and urban planning.

He was time-long burgomaster of Bottelare (1959-1976) and of Merelbeke (1977-1982 and 1989-1994), and also Provincial Council member of East Flanders.

He was a member of the Belgian Parliament:

  • from 1965 to 1971 as a member of the Chamber of Representatives,
  • from 1971 tot 1995 as a senator.

These mandates made him automatically a member of the Flemisch Council and he was its chair from 1981 to 1985 and again a few months in 1988.


  1. ^ "Voormalig Vlaams minister Jean Pede overleden - De Standaard" (in Dutch). Retrieved 2013-10-03. 


  • Paul VAN MOLLE, La Parlement belge - Het Belgisch Parlement, 1894-1972, Antwerpen, 1972
  • Belgische Senaat, Biografisch Handboek, Brussel, 1987, p. 371-373.
  • Clair YSEBAERT, Politiek Zakboekje met Politicowie. Decisionmakers '93-'94, Zaventem, Kluwer Editorial, 1993, p. 284-285.
  • Nicole LEHOUCQ en Tony VALCKE, De fonteinen van de Oranjeberg, Politiek-institutionele geschiedenis van de provincie Oost-Vlaanderen van 1830 tot nu. Deel 2 : Biografisch repertorium, Gent, Stichting Mens en Cultuur, 1997, p. 314-315.
  • Jean Pede. Ere-senator, 29/09/1996. Viering, s.l., s.n., 1996, s.p.
  • Levensloop Ere-senator Jean Pede, Viering 29 September 1996, Merelbeke, Gemeentehallen, 1996, 7 p.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Henri Boel
Speaker of Parliament of Flanders
Succeeded by
Frans Grootjans
Preceded by
Frans Grootjans
Speaker of Parliament of Flanders
Succeeded by
Louis Vanvelthoven