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Frans Edward Elisabeth Grootjans (24 January 1922 – 20 February 1999), was a Belgian politician and minister for the PVV.

Frans Grootjans
Speaker of Parliament of Flanders
In office
3 December 1985 – 2 February 1988
Preceded byJean Pede
Succeeded byJean Pede
Personal details
Born(1922-01-24)24 January 1922
Wilrijk, Belgium
Died20 February 1999(1999-02-20) (aged 77)
Antwerp, Belgium
Political partyOpen 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.




Political offices
Preceded by
Jean Pede
Speaker of Parliament of Flanders
Succeeded by
Jean Pede