Rinse Zijlstra

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Rinse Zijlstra
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Senator
In office
1983–1995
Mayor of Smallingerland
In office
1975–1981
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
1967–1973
Personal details
Born(1927-04-19)19 April 1927
Oosterbierum, Netherlands
Died26 September 2017(2017-09-26) (aged 90)
Beetsterzwaag, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Political partyChristian Democratic Appeal (from 1980)
Other political
affiliations
Anti-Revolutionary Party (until 1980)

Rinse Zijlstra (19 April 1927 – 26 September 2017) was a Dutch politician. He was born in Oosterbierum. His older borther was former prime minister Jelle Zijlstra.

Zijlstra served in the House of Representatives from 1967 to 1973 as a member of the Anti-Revolutionary Party. Between 1975 and 1981, Zijlstra was mayor of Smallingerland. He was elected to the Senate between 1983 and 1995, representing the Christian Democratic Appeal, which had absorbed the Anti-Revolutionary Party in 1980.[1]

Zijlstra died in Beetsterzwaag of complications from Alzheimer's disease on 26 September 2017, aged 90.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Oud-burgemeester Rinse Zijlstra overleden". Leeuwarder Courant. 28 September 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2017.