Ed van Thijn

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Ed van Thijn
Ed van Thijn portrait.jpg
Member of the Senate
In office
June 8, 1999 – June 12, 2007
Minister of the Interior
In office
January 18, 1994 – May 27, 1994
Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers
Preceded by Ernst Hirsch Ballin
Succeeded by Dieuwke de Graaff-Nauta
Mayor of Amsterdam
In office
June 16, 1983 – January 18, 1994
Preceded by Wim Polak
Succeeded by Schelto Patijn
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
September 16, 1982 – June 16, 1983
Minister of the Interior
In office
September 11, 1981 – May 29, 1982
Prime Minister Dries van Agt
Preceded by Hans Wiegel
Succeeded by Max Rood
Parliamentary leader of the Labour Party in the House of Representatives
In office
May 15, 1973 – January 16, 1978
Preceded by Joop den Uyl
Succeeded by Joop den Uyl
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
February 23, 1967 – September 11, 1981
Personal details
Born Eduard van Thijn
(1934-08-16) August 16, 1934 (age 80)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party Labour Party
Spouse(s) First wife
(1964-1972; divorced)
Eveline Herfkens
(m. 1983-1990; divorced)
Odette Taminiau
(m. 1992)
Domestic partner Hedy d'Ancona
(1973-1979)
Children Carla van Thijn (born 1965)
Marion van Thijn (born 1968)
Residence Amsterdam, Netherlands
Alma mater University of Amsterdam (Master of Science)
Occupation Politician
Author
Professor
Religion Progressive Judaism

Eduard "Ed" van Thijn (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɛt fɑnˈtɛi̯n]; born August 16, 1934) is a retired Dutch politician of the Labour Party (PvdA). He served as a Member of the House of Representatives from 23 February 1967 until 11 September 1981. When Joop den Uyl became Prime Minister, Van Thijn became the Parliamentary leader in the House of Representatives, serving from 15 May 1973 until 16 January 1978. He became Minister of the Interior serving from 11 September 1981 until 29 May 1982 in the Cabinet Van Agt II and again a Member of the House of Representatives from 16 September 1982 until 16 June 1983. He became Mayor of Amsterdam, serving as Mayor from 16 June 1983 until resignation on 18 January 1994 to become again Minister of the Interior serving from 18 January 1994 until 27 May 1994, when he resigned following the IRT-affair. He later served as a Member of the Senate from 8 June 1999 until 12 June 2007.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Although not raised religiously observant, in recent years he orients himself with Progressive Judaism.

Decorations[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Brouwer, Jan Willem; van Merriënboer, Johan (2001). Van buitengaats naar Binnenhof: P.J.S. de Jong, een biografie. Netherlands: Sdu Uitgevers. ISBN 9789012087742. 

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Official
Party political offices
Preceded by
Joop den Uyl
Parliamentary leader of the Labour Party
in the House of Representatives

1973-1978
Succeeded by
Joop den Uyl
Government offices
Preceded by
Hans Wiegel
Minister of the Interior
1981-1982
Succeeded by
Max Rood
Preceded by
Ernst Hirsch Ballin
Minister of the Interior
1994
Succeeded by
Dieuwke de Graaff-Nauta
Political offices
Preceded by
Wim Polak
Mayor of Amsterdam
1982-1994
Succeeded by
Schelto Patijn