Eberhard van der Laan

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Eberhard van der Laan

Eberhard Edzard van der Laan (June 28, 1955 in Leiden - October 5, 2017 in Amsterdam) was a Dutch lawyer and politician. He was a member of the Labour Party (PvdA).

Van der Laan was born in a Reformed family, and studied law at the Free University Amsterdam.

He was a member of the city council of Amsterdam from 1990 to 1998 (partly also group leader), minister of Housing, Residential Areas and Social Integration in the Fourth Balkenende cabinet from 2008 to 2010, and mayor of Amsterdam from 2010 till his death in 2017.

He died of lung cancer at the age of 62.

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