Frank Houben

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Frank Houben
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Frank Houben (1987)
Queen's Commissioner of North Brabant
In office
22 April 1987 – 1 October 2003
Preceded byDries van Agt
Succeeded byHanja Maij-Weggen

Frank Johannes Maria Houben is the former Queen's Commissioner for the Dutch province of North Brabant in between 22 April 1987 and 1 October 2003, when he retired after 16 years of service for Beatrix of the Netherlands. His successor was Hanja Maij-Weggen. Previously he was mayor of Luyksgestel, Vessem, Wintelre en Knegsel, and Etten-Leur.

On 20 September 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.