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Biesheuvel, Barend Willem

Born: 1920 AD
Died: 2001 AD, at 81 years of age.

Nationality: Dutch
Categories: Politician


1920 - Born on the 5th of April in Haarlemmerliede, North Holland. Polish politician.

         - Biesheuvel stood out because of his height (1.97 m) and was known as Mooie Barend.

1945 - He graduated in law at the Free University of Amsterdam in September.

1947 - He became secretary to the Foreign Division of the Agricultural Society (now the Agricultural Board).

1952 - Became general secretary of the Dutch Protestant Farmers and Market Gardeners Union.

1956 - He represented the Anti-Revolutionary Party (ARP) in the Lower House of Parliament.

1957 - He held a seat on the Consultative Assembly of the Council of Europe and in the European Parliament.

1959 - He was a member of the Agricultural Board, the Labour Foundation and the boards of the Centrale Raifeissen Bank and Heidemij.

1963 - He was Deputy Prime Minister with additional responsibility for matters concerning Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles, and Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries.

1967 - He returned to the Lower House and became leader of the parliamentary Anti-Revolutionary Party.

1971-1973 - Biesheuvel was Prime Minister and Minister of General Affairs in the government that bore his name.

         - Served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands.

2001 - He died on the 29th of April in Haarlem, North Holland.


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