Els Veder-Smit

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Els Veder-Smit
Els Veder-Smit 1978 (1).jpg
Els Veder-Smit in 1978
Member of the Senate
In office
25 August 1981 – 11 June 1991
Parliamentary groupPeople's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
State Secretary for
Health and Environment
In office
3 January 1978 – 11 September 1981
Prime MinisterDries van Agt
Preceded byJo Hendriks
Succeeded byIneke Lambers-Hacquebard
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
23 February 1967 – 3 January 1978
Parliamentary groupPeople's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Personal details
Elizabeth Smit

(1921-08-29)29 August 1921
Kinderdijk, Netherlands
Died26 August 2020(2020-08-26) (aged 98)
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Political partyPeople's Party for
Freedom and Democracy

(from 1950)
Cornelis Jan Veder
(m. 1946; his death 1987)
Alma materUtrecht University
(Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws)
OccupationPolitician · Nonprofit director

Elizabeth "Els" Veder-Smit (29 August 1921 – 26 August 2020) was a Dutch politician. She was a member of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and nonprofit director.[1] She was the oldest living former cabinet member at the time of her death.

Veder-Smith was Secretary State for Health and Environment from 1978 through 1981.

Veder-Smith died at her home in Rotterdam on 26 August 2020 at the age of 98.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Els Veder-Smit: allereerste Friese vrouw in de Tweede Kamer" (in Dutch). Leeuwarden Courant. 10 December 2017. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  2. Oud-VVD-politicus Els Veder-Smit overleden (in Dutch)