Ed van Thijn

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Ed van Thijn
Ed van Thijn portrait.jpg
Ed van Thijn in 2010
Member of the Senate
In office
8 June 1999 – 12 June 2007
Parliamentary groupLabour Party
Mayor of Amsterdam
In office
16 June 1983 – 18 January 1994
Preceded byEnneüs Heerma (Ad interim)
Succeeded byFrank de Grave (Acting)
Minister of the Interior
In office
18 January 1994 – 27 May 1994
Prime MinisterRuud Lubbers
Preceded byErnst Hirsch Ballin (Ad interim)
Succeeded byDieuwke de Graaff-Nauta
In office
11 September 1981 – 29 May 1982
Prime MinisterDries van Agt
Preceded byHans Wiegel
Succeeded byMax Rood
Parliamentary leader in the
House of Representatives
In office
8 September 1977 – 16 January 1978
Preceded byJoop den Uyl
Succeeded byJoop den Uyl
In office
11 May 1973 – 8 June 1977
Preceded byJoop den Uyl
Succeeded byJoop den Uyl
Parliamentary groupLabour Party
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
16 September 1982 – 16 June 1983
In office
23 February 1967 – 11 September 1981
Parliamentary groupLabour Party
Personal details
Born
Eduard van Thijn

(1934-08-16) 16 August 1934 (age 87)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Political partyLabour Party (from 1954)
Spouse(s)
First wife
(m. 1964; div. 1972)

Eveline Herfkens
(m. 1983; div. 1990)

Odette Taminiau (m. 1992)
Domestic partnerHedy d'Ancona (1973–1979)
ChildrenCarla van Thijn (born 1965)
Marion van Thijn (born 1968)
ResidenceAmsterdam, Netherlands
Alma materUniversity of Amsterdam
(Bachelor of Social Science, Master of Social Science)
OccupationPolitician · Historian · Sociologist · Researcher · Corporate director · Nonprofit director · Management consultant · Political pundit · Editor · Author · Professor

Eduard "Ed" van Thijn (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈeːdyɑrt ˈɛt fɑn ˈtɛin]; born 16 August 1934) is a retired Dutch politician of Jewish descent. He is a member of the Labour Party (PvdA). He also is a historian. After the election of 1981 Van Thijn was appointed as Minister of the Interior, taking office on 11 September 1981. In May 1983 Van Thijn was nominated as the next Mayor of Amsterdam.

In January 1994, Van Thijn became Minister of the Interior again from 18 January 1994 until 27 May 1994, when he resigned following the IRT-affair. He later was a Senator from 8 June 1999 until 12 June 2007.[1]

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