|Speaker of Parliament of Flanders|
3 December 1985 – 2 February 1988
|Preceded by||Jean Pede|
|Succeeded by||Jean Pede|
|Born||24 January 1922|
|Died||20 February 1999 (aged 77)|
|Political party||Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats|
Grootjans was born at Wilrijk. He became a licentiate in the trade and consular sciences and was chief editor and director of the newspaper De Nieuwe Gazet. He was a Municipal Council member (1971–1986) in Antwerp and a member of parliament (1954–1987) for the district Antwerp for the PVV. Grootjans was President of the PVV (1973–1977 and 1981–1982). He was minister of national education (1966–1968) and of finances and medium-sized business (1985). He was also President of the Flemish Council (1985–1987). He remained in Antwerp for the rest of his life.
- Presidents of the Belgian liberal party
- Terugblik in zorg en hoop. Frans Grootjans aan het woord, publication of the Willemsfonds and the Liberaal Vlaams Verbond with the support of the Liberaal Archief, 1990.
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