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Renkin's official portrait bust in the Belgian Federal Parliament
|28th Prime Minister of Belgium|
6 June 1931 – 22 October 1932
|Preceded by||Henri Jaspar|
|Succeeded by||Charles de Broqueville|
3 December 1862|
|Died||15 July 1934
|Political party||Catholic Party|
Jules Laurent Jean Louis Renkin (3 December 1862 – 15 July 1934) was a Belgian politician.
Born in Ixelles, Renkin studied and practised law, and helped found the journal L'Avenir Sociale. In 1896 he was elected as a member of the Catholic Party to the Belgian Chamber of Representatives for Brussels, a seat he held until his death. Original on the Christian Democratic wing of the party, Renkin's views became more conservative with time.
He held several ministerial posts, Justice in 1907–1908, Colonies from 1908 to 1918, the Interior in 1918–1920, and Railway and Posts from 1918 to 1921. In 1920 he was named an honorary Minister of State.
In 1931 he became the 28th Prime Minister of Belgium, also holding the Interior, Finance, and Health portfolios. His government was unable to deal effectively with the economic crisis facing Belgium at the time and fell in 1932.
He was married to Emma van Hamme.
- Belgium: Minister of State by Royal Decree.
- Belgium: Grand Cross in the Order of Leopold
- Belgium: Grand Cross in the Order of the African Star
- Belgium: Grand Cross in the Order of the Crown
- France: Grand Cross in the Legion of Honour
- Grand Cross in the Order of Saint Gregory the Great, 1932.
- Spain: Grand Cross with Collar in the Order of Isabella the Catholic
- United Kingdom: Knight Grand Cross in the Order of the British Empire
- Italy: Grand Cross in the Order of the Crown of Italy
- Grand Cross in the Order of the Star of Romania
- Grand Cross in the Order of the Lion and the Sun
- Greece: Officier in the Order of the Redeemer
|Prime Minister of Belgium
Charles de Broqueville
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