Willem Drees

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Willem Drees
Prime Minister of the Netherlands
In office
August 7, 1948 – December 22, 1958
Monarch Wilhelmina
Juliana
Preceded by Louis Beel
Succeeded by Louis Beel
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
July 3, 1956 – October 3, 1956
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
July 15, 1952 – September 2, 1952
Minister of Finance
In office
July 1, 1952 – September 2, 1952
Prime Minister Willem Drees
Preceded by Piet Lieftinck
Succeeded by Johan van de Kieft
Minister of Colonial Affairs
In office
March 15, 1951 – March 31, 1951
Prime Minister Willem Drees
Preceded by Johannes Henricus van Maarseveen
Succeeded by Leonard Antoon Hubert Peters
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
July 27, 1948 – August 10, 1948
Minister of Social Affairs
In office
June 24, 1945 – August 7, 1948
Prime Minister Wim Schermerhorn (1945–1946)
Louis Beel (1948-1948)
Preceded by Dolf Joekes
Succeeded by Frans Wijffels
Deputy Prime Minister
In office
June 24, 1945 – August 7, 1948
Prime Minister Wim Schermerhorn (1945–1946)
Louis Beel (1948-1948)
Succeeded by Josef van Schaik
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
June 4, 1946 – July 4, 1946
Parliamentary leader - Social Democratic Workers' Party
House of Representatives
In office
August 19, 1939 – June 24, 1945
Preceded by Willem Albarda
Succeeded by Party Disbanded
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
May 9, 1933 – June 24, 1945
Personal details
Born Willem Drees
July 5, 1886(1886-07-05)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died May 14, 1988(1988-05-14) (aged 101)
The Hague, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party Social Democratic Workers' Party (1904-1946)
Labour Party (1946-1971)
Spouse(s) Catharina Hent (1888-1974)
Alma mater Erasmus University Rotterdam (Dr.h.c.)
University of Maryland (Dr.h.c.)
Occupation Politician
Civil servant
Author
Accountant
Stenographer
Religion Reformed Protestant (Raised)
Agnosticism and Humanism[1]
Nickname(s) Little Father Drees

Willem Drees (Loudspeaker.png Dutch pronunciation (info • help); July 5, 1886 – May 14, 1988) was a Dutch politician of the Labour Party (PvdA). He served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from August 7, 1948 until December 22, 1958.

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