Emiel van Lennep
|Emiel van Lennep|
|Born||Emile van Lennep
January 15, 1915
|Died||October 2, 1996
Den Haag, Netherlands
|Alma mater||Municipal University|
Emile (Emiel) van Lennep was a Dutch official (treasurer general), diplomat and Minister of State.
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Van Lennep was born in Amsterdam on 20 January 1915, as a son of Louis Henri van Lennep and Catharina Hildegonda Enschede. He studied law from 1932 to 1937 at the Municipal University of Amsterdam.
From 1951 to 1969 he was the highest official of the Dutch Ministry of Finance. From 1969 to 1984 he was secretary general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). At the OECD Van Lennep is remembered for making the organization a more effective forum for international cooperation. In the seventies he was named several times to be a candidate for a post in the government of the Netherlands, but he did not want to be a politician. After his career at the OECD he was appointed to be Minister of State from 1986 until his death in 1996.
He was married with met Alexa Labberton and they had two sons and two daughters. In 1990 he was rewarded with a Four Freedoms Award in the category freedom from want. Van Lennep died on October 2, 1996, when he was 81 years old.
References[change | change source]
- Biografisch Woordenboek van Nederland 6, biography (Dutch)