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
MonarchWilhelmina
Juliana
Preceded byLouis Beel
Succeeded byLouis 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 MinisterWillem Drees
Preceded byPiet Lieftinck
Succeeded byJohan van de Kieft
Minister of Colonial Affairs
In office
March 15, 1951 – March 31, 1951
Prime MinisterWillem Drees
Preceded byJohannes Henricus van Maarseveen
Succeeded byLeonard 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 MinisterWim Schermerhorn (1945–1946)
Louis Beel (1948-1948)
Preceded byDolf Joekes
Succeeded byFrans Wijffels
Deputy Prime Minister
In office
June 24, 1945 – August 7, 1948
Prime MinisterWim Schermerhorn (1945–1946)
Louis Beel (1948-1948)
Succeeded byJosef 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 byWillem Albarda
Succeeded byParty Disbanded
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
May 9, 1933 – June 24, 1945
Personal details
BornWillem Drees
(1886-07-05)July 5, 1886
Amsterdam, Netherlands
DiedMay 14, 1988(1988-05-14) (aged 101)
The Hague, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Political partySocial Democratic Workers' Party (1904-1946)
Labour Party (1946-1971)
Spouse(s)Catharina Hent (1888-1974)
Alma materErasmus University Rotterdam (Dr.h.c.)
University of Maryland (Dr.h.c.)
OccupationPolitician
Civil servant
Author
Accountant
Stenographer
ReligionReformed Christian (raised)
Agnosticism and Humanism[1]
Nickname(s)Little Father Drees

Willem Drees (About this sound Dutch pronunciation ; 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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