Fred de Graaf

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Fred de Graaf
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Acting Mayor of Amstelveen
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 1, 2014
Preceded by Jan van Zanen
Member of the Senate
Incumbent
Assumed office
June 10, 2003
President of the Senate of the Netherlands
In office
June 28, 2011 – July 2, 2013
Preceded by René van der Linden
Succeeded by Ankie Broekers-Knol
Parliamentary leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy in the Senate
In office
October 14, 2010 – February 15, 2011
Preceded by Uri Rosenthal
Succeeded by Loek Hermans
Mayor of Apeldoorn
In office
February 16, 1999 – October 1, 2011
Preceded by Harm Bruins Slot
Succeeded by Hans Esmeijer
Mayor of Vught
In office
January 16, 1989 – February 16, 1999
Preceded by Dirk Reitsma
Succeeded by Iz Keijzer
Acting Mayor of Udenhout
In office
September 16, 1996 – January 1, 1997
Preceded by Wim Dijkstra
Succeeded by Gerrit Brokx
(as Mayor of Tilburg)
Acting Mayor of Helvoirt
In office
October 1, 1995 – January 1, 1996
Preceded by Piet Berkhout
Succeeded by Hans Haas
(as Mayor of Haaren)
Mayor of Leersum
In office
June 16, 1981 – January 16, 1989
Preceded by Hans Goudsmit
Succeeded by Cokkie Feith-Hooijer
Personal details
Born Godefridus Jan de Graaf
(1950-02-28) February 28, 1950 (age 64)
Roosendaal, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (since 1976)
Residence Apeldoorn, Netherlands
Alma mater University of Groningen (Master of Laws)
Occupation Politician
Civil servant
Religion Protestant Church in the Netherlands

Godefridus Jan "Fred" de Graaf (born February 28, 1950) is a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD). He is a Member of the Senate since June 10, 2003.

He previously served as Mayor of Apeldoorn from February 16, 1999 until October 1, 2011, and as the Parliamentary leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy in the Senate from October 14, 2010 until February 15, 2011 and as the President of the Senate of the Netherlands from June 28, 2011 until his resignation on June 18, 2013. He was as a member of the municipal council of Voorschoten from 1978 to 1981. Afterwards he served as Mayor of Leersum, from June 16, 1981 until January 16, 1989 when he became Mayor of Vught, serving until February 16, 1999 when he became Mayor of Apeldoorn, serving until his resignation on October 1, 2011 when after the Dutch Senate election of 2011, the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy won the most seats and De Graaf was selected as next President of the Senate of the Netherlands.[1] De Graaf announced his resignation as President of the Senate of the Netherlands following criticism on his neutrality, he remained in office until Ankie Broekers-Knol was elected as successor.[2]

Decorations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Dutch) VVD'er De Graaf nieuwe voorzitter Senaat, NOS, June 24, 2011
  2. ^ (Dutch) Voorzitter Eerste Kamer stapt op, NOS, June 14, 2013

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Official
Party political offices
Preceded by
Uri Rosenthal
Parliamentary leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
in the Senate

2010-2011
Succeeded by
Loek Hermans
Political offices
Preceded by
Hans Goudsmit
Mayor of Leersum
1981-1989
Succeeded by
Cokkie Feith-Hooijer
Preceded by
Piet Berkhout
Acting Mayor of Helvoirt
1995-1996
Succeeded by
Hans Haas
(as Mayor of Haaren)
Preceded by
Wim Dijkstra
Acting Mayor of Udenhout
1996-1997
Succeeded by
Gerrit Brokx
(as Mayor of Tilburg)
Preceded by
Dirk Reitsma
Mayor of Vught
1989-1999
Succeeded by
Iz Keijzer
Preceded by
Harm Bruins Slot
Mayor of Apeldoorn
1999-2011
Succeeded by
Hans Esmeijer
Preceded by
René van der Linden
President of the Senate of the Netherlands
2011-2013
Succeeded by
Ankie Broekers-Knol
Preceded by
Jan van Zanen
Acting Mayor of Amstelveen
2014-
Succeeded by
Incumbent