1902 – Born on the 12th of April in Roermond, Netherlands.
1920 – Graduated this year and found work as clerk-volunteer at the municipality of Roermond.
1922 – Became secretary to the Educational Religious Inspector of the Roermond diocese, Monsignor Petrus van Gils.
1924 – He began commuting between Roermond and Nijmegen.
1925 – Founded a new job as an administrative assistant in the government of the eastern province of Overijssel.
1928 – Obtained his master’s degree in law at the Nijmegen University.
1942 – Director of Social Affairs and Deputy Town Clerk.
– Resigned because he opposed with the German Occupation of The Netherlands.
1946-1948 – Served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands.
1958-1959 – Once again he served as the Prime Minister of the Netherlands.
1977 – Died on the 11th of February in Utrecht, Netherlands.