1918 – He was born on the 27th day of August this year in Oosterbierum, N. Netherlands.
1952 – He was the Minister of Economics for seven years.
1959 – He was the Minister of Finance until 1963.
1961 – He revalued the guilder.
1963 – He retired from the politics.
1967 – He became the President of the Netherlands Bank until 1981 when he was succeeded by.
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