Benk Korthals

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Benk Korthals
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Party chair of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 22, 2011
Leader Mark Rutte
Preceded by Mark Verheijen (Ad interim)
Minister of Defence
In office
July 22, 2002 – December 12, 2002
Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende
Preceded by Frank de Grave
Succeeded by Henk Kamp
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
May 23, 2002 – July 22, 2002
Minister of Justice
In office
August 3, 1998 – July 22, 2002
Prime Minister Wim Kok
Preceded by Winnie Sorgdrager
Succeeded by Piet Hein Donner
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
September 16, 1982 – August 3, 1998
Personal details
Born Albert Hendrik Korthals
(1944-10-05) October 5, 1944 (age 69)
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 October 5, 1944) is a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy. He is the Party chair of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy since May 22, 2011.[2][3][4] He previously served as a Member of the House of Representatives from September 16, 1982 until August 3, 1998 when he became Minister of Justice in the Cabinet Kok II serving until July 22, 2002 and again a short period as a Member of the House of Representatives from May 23, 2002 until July 22, 2002 when he became Minister of Defence in the Cabinet Balkenende I until his resignation on December 12, 2002.

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References[edit]

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

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Mark Verheijen (Ad interim)
Party chair of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
2011-
Succeeded by
Incumbent
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