Willem Aantjes

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Willem Aantjes
Wim Aantjes (1974).jpg
Parliamentary leader of the Christian Democratic Appeal in the House of Representatives
In office
19 December 1977 – 7 November 1978
Preceded byDries van Agt
Succeeded byRuud Lubbers
Leader of the Anti-Revolutionary Party
In office
7 March 1973 – 25 May 1977
Preceded byBarend Biesheuvel
Succeeded byParty Disbanded
Parliamentary leader of the Anti-Revolutionary Party in the House of Representatives
In office
7 March 1973 – 25 May 1977
Preceded byBarend Biesheuvel
Succeeded byParty Disbanded
In office
22 June 1971 – 30 November 1972
Preceded byBarend Biesheuvel
Succeeded byBarend Biesheuvel
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
26 May 1959 – 7 November 1978
Personal details
Born
Willem Aantjes

(1923-01-16)16 January 1923
Bleskensgraaf, Netherlands
Died22 October 2015(2015-10-22) (aged 92)
Utrecht, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Political partyChristian Democratic Appeal (from 1980)
Other political
affiliations
Anti-Revolutionary Party (before 1980)
Spouse(s)Gisela Braun
(m. 1953–1995; divorced)
Ineke Ludikhuize
(m. 2000–2015; his death)
Children2 sons and 1 daughter
ResidenceUtrecht, Netherlands
Alma materUtrecht University (Master of Laws)
OccupationPolitician
Civil servant
Trade unionist

Willem "Wim" Aantjes (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʋɪləm ˈʋɪm ˈaːncəs]; 16 January 1923 – 22 October 2015) was a Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA). He served as a Member of the House of Representatives from 26 May 1959 until 7 November 1978.

During World War II Aantjes became a member of the Germanic SS in order to escape forced labor. However, he refused participating in SS activities and was therefore imprisoned in a prison camp.

During his early political career, he was a member for the Anti-Revolutionary Party (ARP) and from 1977 as a dual member for the CDA. He served as the Parliamentary leader of the Anti-Revolutionary Party in the House of Representatives from 22 June 1971 until 30 November 1972 when Barend Biesheuvel the Party leader of the Anti-Revolutionary Party served as Prime Minister.

He served again as the Parliamentary leader from 19 December 1977 until 7 November 1978 when he resigned both his positions because of relevations of what happened in World War II.

Aantjes died in Utrecht, Netherlands at the age of 92.[1]

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