Tjerk Westerterp

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Tjerk Westerterp
Tjerk Westerterp 1974 (2).jpg
Tjerk Westerterp in 1974
Minister of Transport and
Water Management
In office
11 May 1973 – 19 December 1977
Prime MinisterJoop den Uyl
Preceded byBé Udink
Succeeded byDany Tuijnman
State Secretary for Foreign Affairs
In office
17 August 1971 – 7 March 1973
Prime MinisterBarend Biesheuvel
Preceded byHans de Koster
Succeeded byLaurens Jan Brinkhorst
Pieter Kooijmans
Member of the European Parliament
In office
8 May 1967 – 17 Augustus 1971
Parliamentary groupChristian Democratic Group
ConstituencyNetherlands
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
22 December 1977 – 15 February 1978
In office
8 June 1977 – 8 September 1977
In office
7 December 1972 – 11 May 1973
In office
31 July 1963 – 17 August 1971
Parliamentary groupCatholic People's Party
Personal details
Born
Theodorus Engelbertus Westerterp

(1930-12-02) 2 December 1930 (age 90)
Rotterdam, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Political partyChristian Democratic Appeal
(from 2002)
Other political
affiliations
Livable Netherlands
(2001–2002)
Christian Democratic Appeal
(1980–2001)
Catholic People's Party
(until 1980)
Spouse(s)
Ine van Lier (m. 1960)
Children4 children
ResidenceUlvenhout, Netherlands
Alma materRadboud University Nijmegen
(Bachelor of Social Science, Bachelor of Arts, Master of Social Science, Master of Arts)
OccupationPolitician · Diplomat · Civil servant · Businessman · Corporate director · Nonprofit director · Journalist · Political consultant · Lobbyist · Author

Theodorus Engelbertus "Tjerk" Westerterp (born 2 December 1930) is a Dutch politician. He was a diplomat of the defunct Catholic People's Party (KVP) now merged into the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party. He is also a businessman.[1]

Westerterp became a Member of the House of Representatives after Gerard Veldkamp was appointed as Minister of Social Affairs and Health.

After the election of 1971 Westerterp was appointed as State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, taking office on 17 August 1971.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Politie niet blij met lekken naam Westerterp" (in Dutch). Trouw. 30 November 2000. Retrieved 8 December 2018.