Berend Jan Udink

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Berend Jan Udink
Minister van Ontwikkelingshulp Udink op Schiphol, Bestanddeelnr 922-9842.jpg
Berend Jan Udink in 1969
Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management of the Netherlands
In office
21 July 1972 – 11 May 1973
Prime MinisterBarend Biesheuvel
Preceded byWillem Drees, Jr.
Succeeded byTjerk Westerterp
Minister of Housing and Spatial Planning of the Netherlands
In office
6 July 1971 – 11 May 1973
Prime MinisterBarend Biesheuvel
Preceded byWim Schut
Succeeded byHans Gruijters
Parliamentary leader of the Christian Historical Union in the House of Representatives of the Netherlands
In office
11 May 1971 – 6 July 1971
Preceded byJur Mellema
Succeeded byRoelof Kruisinga
Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands
In office
11 May 1971 – 6 July 1971
Leader of the Christian Historical Union
In office
20 June 1970 – 6 July 1971
Preceded byJur Mellema
Succeeded byArnold Tilanus
Minister for Development Cooperation of the Netherlands
In office
5 April 1967 – 6 July 1971
Prime MinisterPiet de Jong
Preceded byTheo Bot
Succeeded byKees Boertien
Personal details
Born
Berend Jan Udink

(1926-02-12)12 February 1926
Deventer, Netherlands
Died24 May 2016(2016-05-24) (aged 90)
Goedereede, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Political partyChristian Democratic Appeal
(from 1980)
Other political
affiliations
Christian Historical Union
(until 1980)
Spouse(s)
Anneke van Drumpt (m. 1949)
Children3 children
ResidenceGoedereede, Netherlands
Alma materErasmus University Rotterdam (Bachelor of Economics, Master of Economics)
University of Lausanne
(Master of Financial Economics)
OccupationPolitician
Civil servant
Economist
Corporate director
Teacher

Berend Jan "Bé" Udink (12 February 1926 – 24 May 2016)[1] was a Dutch politician.

Career[change | change source]

He was elected in the Rijnmondraad (Council of Rijnmond), a local council of representatives of Rijnmond, in 1965. Two years later, in 1967, he became Minister for Development Cooperation in the Cabinet-De Jong, a post he held till 1971. In 1971, Udink became minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management in the Cabinets-Biesheuvel I and II.

His political career ended in 1973. From 1973 till 1978 he was member of the Board of Directors of the Overzeese Gas- en Elektriciteitsmaatschappij N.V. (as Dutch gas and electricity company) and from 1978 till 1980 he served as its President.

References[change | change source]

  1. (Dutch) Oud-minister Udink (CHU) overleden, NOS, May 2016

Other websites[change | change source]

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