Frank Swaelen

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Belgian, Dutch, Luxembourger and Swiss politician

BelgianBorn Frans Marcel Gerard Swaelen

Belgian Christian Democratic politician

Born on March 23, 1930 in Antwerpen, Vlaanderen , Belgium

Died on December 23, 2007 in Antwerpen (Wilrijk), Vlaanderen , Belgium

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Frank Swaelen (23 March 1930 – 23 December 2007) was a Belgian Christian Democratic politician and member of the Christian People's Party (CVP). He was born in Antwerp. In 1968, he became a member of the Chamber of Representatives. He became Minister of Defence in 1980 but one year later he became the national chairman of the CVP, which he remained until 1988, when he became the President of the Senate.
He became a Minister of State in 1995 and retired from active politics in 1999 after having presided over the Senate for more than 10 years.
He died on 23 December 2007 in Antwerp.
...   Frank Swaelen (23 March 1930 – 23 December 2007) was a Belgian Christian Democratic politician and member of the Christian People's Party (CVP). He was born in Antwerp. In 1968, he became a member of the Chamber of Representatives. He became Minister of Defence in 1980 but one year later he became the national chairman of the CVP, which he remained until 1988, when he became the President of the Senate.
He became a Minister of State in 1995 and retired from active politics in 1999 after having presided over the Senate for more than 10 years.
He died on 23 December 2007 in Antwerp.


Honours
Swaelen received the following honours:
Grand cordon in the Order of Leopold
Knight Grand Cross in the Order of the Crown
Knight Grand Cross in the Order of Leopold II
Knight Grand Cross in the Order of the Oak Crown
Knight Grand Cross in the Order of Al Merito Bernardo O'Higgins
Knight Grand Cross in the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany


Political career
1964–1966: National chairman of the CVP Youth
1966–1976: General political secretary of the CVP
1968–1985: Member of the Chamber of Representatives
1971–1988: Mayor of Hove
1980–1981: Minister of Defence
1981–1988: National chairman of the CVP
1985–1999: Senator
1988–1999: President of the Senate


References


External links
Frank Swaelen in ODIS - Online Database for Intermediary Structures
Archives of Frank Swaelen in ODIS - Online Database for Intermediary Structures



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