Willem Drees

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Willem Drees
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Prime Minister of the Netherlands
In office
August 7, 1948 – December 22, 1958
Monarch Wilhelmina
Juliana
Preceded by Louis Beel
Succeeded by Louis Beel
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
July 3, 1956 – October 3, 1956
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
July 15, 1952 – September 2, 1952
Minister of Finance
In office
July 1, 1952 – September 2, 1952
Prime Minister Willem Drees
Preceded by Piet Lieftinck
Succeeded by Johan van de Kieft
Minister of Colonial Affairs
In office
March 15, 1951 – March 31, 1951
Prime Minister Willem Drees
Preceded by Johannes Henricus van Maarseveen
Succeeded by Leonard Antoon Hubert Peters
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
July 27, 1948 – August 10, 1948
Minister of Social Affairs
In office
June 24, 1945 – August 7, 1948
Prime Minister Wim Schermerhorn (1945–1946)
Louis Beel (1948-1948)
Preceded by Dolf Joekes
Succeeded by Frans Wijffels
Deputy Prime Minister
In office
June 24, 1945 – August 7, 1948
Prime Minister Wim Schermerhorn (1945–1946)
Louis Beel (1948-1948)
Succeeded by Josef van Schaik
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
June 4, 1946 – July 4, 1946
Parliamentary leader - Social Democratic Workers' Party
House of Representatives
In office
August 19, 1939 – June 24, 1945
Preceded by Willem Albarda
Succeeded by Party Disbanded
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
May 9, 1933 – June 24, 1945
Personal details
Born Willem Drees
(1886-07-05)July 5, 1886
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died May 14, 1988(1988-05-14) (aged 101)
The Hague, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party Social Democratic Workers' Party (1904-1946)
Labour Party (1946-1971)
Spouse(s) Catharina Hent (1888-1974)
Alma mater Erasmus University Rotterdam (Dr.h.c.)
University of Maryland (Dr.h.c.)
Occupation Politician
Civil servant
Author
Accountant
Stenographer
Religion Reformed Christian (raised)
Agnosticism and Humanism[1]
Nickname(s) Little Father Drees

Willem Drees (Loudspeaker.png Dutch pronunciation (info • help); July 5, 1886 – May 14, 1988) was a Dutch politician of the Labour Party (PvdA) and its predecessor the SDAP. He served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from August 7, 1948 until December 22, 1958.

Before entering national politics Drees was a member of the municipal council and also an alderman of The Hague. During this time he was also a member of the Provincial States of South Holland.

Drees was an active performer of Esperanto.

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