Ruud Lubbers

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Ruud Lubbers
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Prime Minister of the Netherlands
In office
4 November 1982 – 22 August 1994
MonarchBeatrix
Deputy
Preceded byDries van Agt
Succeeded byWim Kok
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
In office
1 January 2001 – 20 February 2005
Preceded bySadako Ogata
Succeeded byAntónio Guterres
Leader of the Christian Democratic Appeal
In office
6 November 1982 – 29 January 1994
Preceded byDries van Agt
Succeeded byElco Brinkman
Parliamentary leader of the Christian Democratic Appeal in the House of Representatives of the Netherlands
In office
14 September 1989 – 7 November 1989
Preceded byBert de Vries
Succeeded byElco Brinkman
In office
3 June 1986 – 14 July 1986
Preceded byBert de Vries
Succeeded byBert de Vries
In office
24 Augustus 1981 – 4 November 1982
Preceded byDries van Agt
Succeeded byBert de Vries
In office
7 November 1978 – 10 June 1981
Preceded byWim Aantjes
Succeeded byDries van Agt
Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands
In office
14 September 1989 – 7 November 1989
In office
3 June 1986 – 14 July 1986
In office
22 December 1977 – 4 November 1982
In office
8 June 1977 – 8 September 1977
Minister of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands
In office
11 May 1973 – 19 December 1977
Prime MinisterJoop den Uyl
Preceded byHarry Langman
Succeeded byGijs van Aardenne
Personal details
Born
Rudolphus Franciscus Marie Lubbers

(1939-05-07)7 May 1939
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died14 February 2018(2018-02-14) (aged 78)
Rotterdam, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Political partyChristian Democratic Appeal
(from 1980)
Other political
affiliations
Catholic People's Party
(1964–1980)
Spouse(s)Ria Lubbers-Hoogeweegen (m. 1962)
ChildrenPaul
Bart
Heleen
ResidenceRotterdam, Netherlands
Dalfsen, Netherlands
Alma materErasmus University
(Master of Economics)
OccupationPolitician
Diplomat
Economist
Businessman
Activist
Professor
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Rudolphus Franciscus Marie "Ruud" Lubbers (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈryt ˈlʏbərs]  ( listen); 7 May 1939 – 14 February 2018) was a Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA). He served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 4 November 1982 until 22 August 1994. He was the youngest and longest serving Prime Minister in Dutch history.[1]

In January 2001, Lubbers became the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. He resigned in February 2005 after a worker accused Lubbers of sexual harassment.

Lubbers died on 14 February 2018 in Rotterdam, at the age of 78.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Longest-Serving Dutch Premier, Ruud Lubbers, Dies at 78". The New York Times. 14 February 2018. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  2. Ruud Lubbers, former Dutch prime minister, dies

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