Edouard Marie Henri Albert Jackson (Antwerp1 april 1883 - Hamme-MilleMarch 29, 1966) was a Belgian politician and Minister for the Catholic party and the CVP.


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Jackson was promoted to doctor in the rights (1907) and in political and Social Sciences (1911) at the Catholic University of Leuven. He established himself as a lawyerand was Professor at the Catholic University of Leuven (1911-1953). He married Marie-Henriette Scheyven († 1960) and was the uncle of Raymond Scheyven. He died at the Castle Valduc at its sole daughter, Countess Elisabeth Plater-Zyberk.

In 1928 he founded the Institute for Economic Sciences at the Catholic University of Leuven, assisted by his former students Paul Van Zeeland and Fernand Baudhuin. It was a research institute focusing on the business research firm.

He only started admits to a political career. In 1956 he was co-opted senator for the CVP, succeeding Paul Van Zeeland and fulfilled this mandate until 1965.

However, he had a lot of experience as member of the Government. For the Second World War he was twice Minister of finance, as ' technician ' included in the Governments of 17 June 1925 to Poullet-Vlad and Paul-Henri Spaak 19 May 1926 of 6 december 1938 to 9 February 1939.

During the Second World War , he took part in the meetings of the Committee Galopin. He was also, through the intelligence services ' Socrates ', to those who granted financial support to work weigeraars.

After the war, and this time under a CVP-label, he was again Minister of finance from January 1952 to april 1954.

He was, among other things:

  • financial expert at the National Bank, as Secretary (1908) and Director (1911). He founded the Research Department of the National Bank on.
  • Chairman of the Financial Committee of the League of Nations.
  • President of the Belgian Association for the League of Nations.


  • In 1949, he was appointed Minister of State.
  • In Beauvechain is there a Albert-Edouard Jackson Street.
  • On the spot where he lived forty years, 85 rue de la Loi, is a Memorial plate.
  • There were stamps issued with his portrait.
  • The Belgian Bankers ' Association founded a ' Albert-Edouard Jackson price '.


  • Les conventions monétaires internationales, Brussels, Larcier, 1912.
  • Nos finances publiques, in: La vie économique et social, 1939.
  • The European currency problem, in: Journal of documentation and information, National Bank of Belgium, 1950.
  • Livre de Raison de la famille Jackson he turned the notes et souvenirs the quatre siècles-(1500-1925).


  • Albert-Edouard André Mountain, Jackson. Le mentor and réserve, in: Le Phare, 19 december 1954.
  • Leon Gagnon, Hommage à Albert-Edouard Jackson, in: Revue de la Banque, 1964.
  • Paul VAN MOLLE, the Belgian Parliament, 1894-1972, Antwerp, 1972.
  • Valery Janssens, The inflation after World War I and the stabilization of the Belgian franc, Economic history of Belgium. Treatment of sources & problems. Proceedings of the Colloquium in Brussels, 17-19 nov.1971, Brussels, 1972.
  • baron DE VOGHEL Albert-Edouard Jackson, in: Biographie nationale de Belgique, t. XXXIX, Brussels, 1976, p. 499-505.
  • Albert-Edouard Jackson raconté par ses amis, Brussels, Oyez, 1976.
  • (Comtesse) PLATER-ZYBERK, A.E. Jackson raconté par sa fille, Brussels, Oyez, 1976.
  • Patrick NEFORS, La collaboration industrielle en Belgique, 1940-1945, Bruxelles, Racine, 2006.

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