Herman De Croo
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Herman De Croo
Herman De Croo
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Herman De Croo (2009)
President of the Chamber of Representatives

1 July 1999 - 12 July 2007
Raymond Langendries
Herman Van Rompuy

8 June 1995

31 March 1968 - 15 December 1991

16 December 1991 - 7 June 1995
Personal details
Herman Francies Joseph De Croo

(1937-08-12) 12 August 1937 (age 83)
Brakel, Belgium
Political partyOpen Flemish Liberals and Democrats
Alma materFree 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 Prime Minister of Belgium Alexander De Croo.

He obtained a doctorate in law from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (U.L.B.) in 1961. With a Fulbright scholarship he attended University of Chicago Law School (United States) (1961-1962).

From 1999 until July 2007 De Croo was the President of the Chamber of Representatives, the lower house of the country's Federal Parliament. He is the current mayor of Brakel.

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.



  • 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)


  1. ^ "Postanowienie Prezydenta Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej z dnia 18 pa?dziernika 2004 r. o nadaniu orderów". prawo.sejm.gov.pl. Retrieved 2019.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Raymond Langendries
President of the Chamber of Representatives
Succeeded by
Herman Van Rompuy

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