1914 – He was born on the 18th of July in Roermond, Netherlands.
1940 – He graduated at University of Nijmegen.
1945 – He became leader of the Catholic Peoples Party (KVP) in the Nijmegen municipal council.
1950-1952 – He served as State Secretary for Education, Arts and Sciences.
1965-1966 – He served as minister of education and was Prime Minister of the Netherlands, as a member of the Catholic KVP party.
1971 – He Died on the 30th of December in The Hague, Netherlands.