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Agt, Andreas Antonius Maria van (Dries)

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Born: 1931 AD
Currently alive, at 83 years of age.

Nationality: Dutch
Categories: Politician

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1931 - Born on the 2nd of February in Geldrop-Mierlo.

1955 - He studied at the Catholic University of Nijmegen, where he received his Doctorate in Law.
       
       - He practiced law in Eindhoven for two years.

1957 - He worked in the office of legal and business affairs of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.

1962 - He worked for the Ministry of Justice.

1968 - He was a Professor of Criminal Law at the Catholic University of Nijmegen.

1971 - He became Minister of Justice in the government of Barend Biesheuvel.

1972 - He caused outraged when he tried to pardon the last three Nazi war criminals still in Dutch prisons.

1973 - He was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice in the government of Joop den Uyl.

1977 - He became the Prime Minister of the Netherlands in three successive governments.

1983 - He remained a member of the Dutch Parliament and was appointed as the Queen's Commissioner of the North Brabant Province.

1987 - He served Ambassador of the European Community to Japan for two years.

1989 - He became Ambassador of the European Community to the United States for six years.

1995 - He was a Visiting Professor of International Relations at the University of Kyoto.

       - He is currently Prime Counsellor for the International Forum for Justice and Peace.

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