Sicco Mansholt

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Sicco Mansholt
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Sicco Mansholt in 1974
4th President of the European Commission
In office
22 March 1972 – 6 January 1973
Vice PresidentWilhelm Haferkamp
Preceded byFranco Maria Malfatti
Succeeded byFrançois-Xavier Ortoli
European Commissioner for Agriculture
In office
1 January 1958 – 22 March 1972
PresidentWalter Hallstein (1958–1967)
Jean Rey (1967–1970)
Franco Maria Malfatti (1970–1972)
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byCarlo Scarascia-Mugnozza
Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Supply
In office
25 June 1945 – 1 January 1958
Prime MinisterWillem Schermerhorn (1945–1946)
Louis Beel (1946–1948)
Willem Drees (1948–1958)
Preceded byHans Gispen
(Trade, Industry, and Agriculture)
Jim de Booy
(Shipping and Fishing)
Succeeded byKees Staf
Minister of Economic Affairs
In office
14 January 1948 – 21 January 1948
Prime MinisterLouis Beel
Preceded byGerardus Huysmans
Succeeded byJan van den Brink
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
3 July 1956 – 3 October 1956
In office
15 July 1952 – 7 September 1952
In office
27 July 1948 – 10 August 1948
In office
4 June 1946 – 18 July 1946
Parliamentary groupLabour Party
Acting Mayor of Wieringermeer
In office
30 April 1945 – 22 May 1945
Preceded byAris Saal
Succeeded byGerrit Gesenius Loggers
Personal details
Born
Sicco Leendert Mansholt

(1908-09-13)13 September 1908
Ulrum, Netherlands
Died29 June 1995(1995-06-29) (aged 86)
Wapserveen, Netherlands
Resting placeWesterveld, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Political partyLabour Party (from 1946)
Other political
affiliations
Social Democratic Workers' Party
(1937–1946)
Spouse(s)
Henny Postel
(m. 1938; his death 1995)
Children2 sons and 2 daughters
OccupationPolitician
Civil servant
Farmer

Sicco Leendert Mansholt (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈsɪkoː ˈleːndərt ˈmɑnsɦɔlt]; 13 September 1908 – 29 June 1995) was a Dutch politician. He served as the 4th President of the European Commission from 1972 to 1973.

Mansholt is known as one of the founding fathers of the European Union. He served as European Commissioner for Agriculture from 1958 to 1972, Minister of Agriculture, Fishing and Food Supply from 1945 to 1958, Minister of Economic Affairs in 1948 and Acting Mayor of Wieringermeer in 1945. He was a member of the Member of the House of Representatives on several occasions.

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