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Frank Houben

Personal data
Date of birth19 February 1939
Place of birthThe Hague
Governor of North Brabant
In office22 April 1987 - 1 October 2003
Succeeded byHanja Maij-Weggen

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Frank Johannes Maria Houben (born 19 February 1939 in The Hague) was the governor for the Dutch province of North Brabant in between 22 April 1987 and 1 October 2003. Houben retired on October 1 2003, after 17 years of service for Beatrix of the Netherlands. His successor was Hanja Maij-Weggen.

On September 20 2003 the mayors of the province of North Brabant planted trees in Houben Forest as a tribute to his work. The Houben forest is located near Nemelaer Castle in the municipality of Haaren in the province of North Brabant.

Houben attended the Radboud University Nijmegen and the University of Pittsburgh. He is married with four children.

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