Pete Hoekstra

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Pete Hoekstra
United States Ambassador to the Netherlands
In office
December 11, 2017 – January 17, 2021
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byTim Broas
Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2011
Preceded byJane Harman
Succeeded byDutch Ruppersberger
Chair of the House Intelligence Committee
In office
September 23, 2004 – January 3, 2007
Preceded byPorter Goss
Succeeded bySilvestre Reyes
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2011
Preceded byCarl Pursell
Succeeded byBill Huizenga
Personal details
Cornelis Pieter Hoekstra

(1953-10-30) October 30, 1953 (age 70)
Groningen, Netherlands
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Diane Johnson
EducationHope College (BA)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MBA)
*Pending Senate confirmation

Cornelis Pieter "Pete" Hoekstra (/ˈhʊkstrə/; born October 30, 1953) is an American politician of Dutch descent. He was the United States Ambassador to the Netherlands from November 2017 to January 2021. He is a former member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Michigan's 2nd congressional district from 1993 to 2011. Hoekstra is a member of the Republican Party.

In July 2017, Hoekstra was nominated to be the next United States Ambassador to the Netherlands by President Donald Trump.[1] This nomination was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 9, 2017.[2]

He moved to the United States at the age of three, studied political science at Hope College and obtained an MBA at the University of Michigan.

Before entering into politics he was working as a marketing employee in a furniture business.

Hoekstra is a member of the Reformed Church in America.

References[change | change source]

  1. Todd Spangler (July 24, 2017). "President Donald Trump nominates U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra to be Dutch ambassador". The Detroit Free Press. Retrieved August 17, 2017.
  2. "PN831 — Peter Hoekstra — Department of State". U.S. Congress. November 9, 2017. Retrieved November 10, 2017.