Benk Korthals

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Benk Korthals
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Party chair of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
In office
22 May 2011 – 14 June 2014
Leader Mark Rutte
Preceded by Ivo Opstelten
Succeeded by Henry Keizer
Minister of Defence
In office
22 July 2002 – 12 December 2002
Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende
Preceded by Frank de Grave
Succeeded by Henk Kamp
Minister of Justice
In office
3 August 1998 – 22 July 2002
Prime Minister Wim Kok
Preceded by Winnie Sorgdrager
Succeeded by Piet Hein Donner
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
23 May 2002 – 22 July 2002
In office
16 September 1982 – 3 August 1998
Personal details
Born Albert Hendrik Korthals
(1944-10-05) October 5, 1944 (age 70)
Voorschoten, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
Spouse(s) Alexandra Elizabeth Stemerding (m. 1977)
Children 3 children
Residence Rotterdam, Netherlands
Alma mater Leiden University (Master of Laws)
Occupation Politician
Lawyer
Religion Roman Catholicism[1]

Albert Hendrik "Benk" Korthals (born 5 October 1944) is a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy. He was the Party chair of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy from 22 May 2011 until 14 June 2014.[2][3][4] He previously served as a Member of the House of Representatives from 16 September 1982 until 3 August 1998 when he became Minister of Justice in the Cabinet Kok II serving until 22 July 2002 and again a short period as a Member of the House of Representatives from 23 May 2002 until 22 July 2002 when he became Minister of Defence in the Cabinet Balkenende I until his resignation on 12 December 2002.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ (Dutch) Jezuïetenonderwijs had veel invloed op samenleving, Kerknieuws.nl, 15 April 2009
  2. ^ (Dutch) Benk Korthals voorgedragen als nieuwe VVD-voorzitter, Volkskrant, 17 March 2011
  3. ^ (Dutch) Benk Korthals nieuwe voorzitter VVD, RTL Nederland, 22 April 2011
  4. ^ (Dutch) Benk Korthals nieuwe voorzitter VVD, Telegraaf, 22 April 2011

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Official
Party political offices
Preceded by
Ivo Opstelten
Party chair of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
2011-2014
Succeeded by
Henry Keizer
Government offices
Preceded by
Winnie Sorgdrager
Minister of Justice
1998-2002
Succeeded by
Piet Hein Donner
Preceded by
Frank de Grave
Minister of Defence
2002
Succeeded by
Henk Kamp