Dries van Agt

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Dries van Agt
Dries van Agt, 2011 (cropped).jpg
Dries van Agt in 1980
Prime Minister of the Netherlands
In office
19 December 1977 – 4 November 1982
MonarchJuliana (1977–1980)
Beatrix (1980–1982)
Deputy
Preceded byJoop den Uyl
Succeeded byRuud Lubbers
Ambassador of the European
Union to the United States
In office
1 January 1990 – 1 April 1995
Preceded byRoy Denman
Succeeded byHugo Paemen
Ambassador of the European
Union to Japan
In office
1 January 1987 – 1 January 1990
Preceded byLaurens Jan Brinkhorst
Succeeded byJean-Pierre Leng
Queen's Commissioner of
North Brabant
In office
1 June 1983 – 22 April 1987
MonarchBeatrix
Preceded byJan Dirk van der Harten
Succeeded byFrank Houben
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
28 May 1982 – 4 November 1982
Prime MinisterHimself
Preceded byMax van der Stoel
Succeeded byHans van den Broek
Parliamentary leader in the
House of Representatives
In office
10 June 1981 – 24 August 1981
Preceded byRuud Lubbers
Succeeded byRuud Lubbers
In office
8 June 1977 – 19 December 1977
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byWillem Aantjes
Parliamentary groupChristian Democratic Appeal
Leader of the Christian
Democratic Appeal
In office
10 December 1976 – 25 October 1982
Deputy
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byRuud Lubbers
Deputy Prime Minister
In office
11 May 1973 – 8 September 1977
Prime MinisterJoop den Uyl
Preceded byRoelof Nelissen
Molly Geertsema
Succeeded byGaius de Gaay Fortman
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
16 September 1982 – 16 June 1983
In office
10 June 1981 – 9 September 1981
In office
8 June 1977 – 19 December 1977
In office
23 January 1973 – 22 April 1973
Parliamentary groupChristian Democratic Appeal
(1981–1983)
Catholic People's Party
(1973–1977)
Minister of Justice
In office
6 July 1971 – 8 September 1977
Prime MinisterBarend Biesheuvel (1971–1973)
Joop den Uyl (1973–1977)
Preceded byCarel Polak
Succeeded byGaius de Gaay Fortman
Personal details
Born
Andreas Antonius Maria van Agt

(1931-02-02) 2 February 1931 (age 89)
Geldrop, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Political partyChristian Democratic Appeal
(from 1980)
Other political
affiliations
Catholic People's Party
(until 1980)
Spouse(s)
Eugenie Krekelberg (m. 1958)
ChildrenEugenie (born 1959)
Frans (born 1961)
Caroline (born 1963)
ResidenceNijmegen, Netherlands
Alma materRadboud University Nijmegen
(Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws)
OccupationPolitician · Diplomat · Civil servant · Jurist · Lawyer · Judge · Nonprofit director · Lobbyist · Activist · Author · Professor
Signature
Website(in Dutch) driesvanagt.nl

Andreas Antonius Maria "Dries" van Agt (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈdris fɑn ˈɑxt];[1] born 2 February 1931) is a retired Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA). He served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 19 December 1977, until 4 November 1982.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. van in isolation: [vɑn].
  2. (in Dutch) Dries van Agt (1931), Absolutefacts.nl, 10 December 2008

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