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Minister of Agriculture, Viticulture and Rural Development
Minister of the Middle Classes, Tourism and Housing
Fernand Boden was born in Echternach on 13 September 1943. He has two sons and lives in his native town.
After completing his secondary education at the grammar school in Echternach, he went on to study mathematics and physics at the Cours supérieur in Luxembourg and later at the Université de Liège where he obtained the title of Doctor of Mathematics and Physics. From 1966 to 1978 he taught at the grammar school in Echternach.
As deputy mayor of his hometown Echternach from 1970 to 1976, he was also a member of the local council and was elected Member of Parliament for the Christian Social Party (Chrëschtlech Sozial Vollekspartei / CSV) for the first time in 1978 in the eastern district constituency.
He was re-elected in 1979 and entered the Cabinet as Minister of Education and Youth as well as Minister of Tourism. He held the same portfolios until 1989.
In 1989, Fernand Boden was appointed Minister for Family and Solidarity, and Minister of the Middle Classes and Tourism. After the 1994 elections, he became Minister for the Civil Service until 26 January 1995 when the Cabinet reshuffled and Fernand Boden became Minister of Agriculture, Viticulture and Rural Development, Minister for the Middle Classes and Tourism, as well as Minister of Housing.
In the Cabinet of 1999-2004 Fernand Boden was confirmed in the posts of Minister of Agriculture, Viticulture and Rural Development, Minister of the Middle Classes, Tourism and Housing.
After the legislative elections of 13 June 2004 Fernand Boden has reassumed positions as Minister of Agriculture, Viticulture and Rural Development, Minister of the Middle Classes, Tourism and Housing.