Herman Tjeenk Willink

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His Excellency
Herman Tjeenk Willink
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Vice President of the Council of State
In office
July 1, 1997 – February 1, 2012
Monarch Beatrix
Preceded by Willem Scholten
Succeeded by Piet Hein Donner
President of the Senate
In office
June 11, 1991 – March 11, 1997
Preceded by Piet Steenkamp
Succeeded by Frits Korthals Altes
Member of the Senate
In office
June 23, 1987 – March 11, 1997
Personal details
Born Herman Diederik Tjeenk Willink
(1942-01-23) January 23, 1942 (age 72)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party Labour Party
Spouse(s) Unmarried
Residence The Hague, Netherlands
Alma mater Leiden University (LL.M.)
University of Paris
Erasmus University Rotterdam (Dr.h.c.)
University of Amsterdam (Dr.h.c.)
Occupation Politician
Civil servant
Jurist
Judge
Corporate director
Religion Non-religious

Herman Diederik Tjeenk Willink (born January 23, 1942) is a retired Dutch politician of the Labour Party (PvdA). He was the Vice President of the Council of State from July 1, 1997 until February 1, 2012.

He previously served as a Member of the Senate from June 23, 1987 and became the President of the Senate on June 11, 1991. He resigned both positions on March 11, 1997 when he became the Vice President of the Council of State taking office on July 1, 1997, and therefore the most important advisor to Queen Beatrix during that time.

On December 21, 2012, he was granted the honorary title of Minister of State.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ (Dutch) Benoeming ministers van Staat, Rijksoverheid, December 21, 2012

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Political offices
Preceded by
Piet Steenkamp
President of the Senate of the Netherlands
1991-1997
Succeeded by
Frits Korthals Altes
Preceded by
Willem Scholten
Vice President of the Council of State
1997-2012
Succeeded by
Piet Hein Donner