Piet Aalberse

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Petrus Josephus Mattheus Aalberse
Minister of Labor
In office
September 25, 1918 – November 24, 1922
Preceded by none
Succeeded by none
Minister of Labor, Trade, and Industry
In office
November 24, 1922 – August 4, 1925
Preceded by none
Succeeded by Dionysius Adrianus Petrus Norbertus Koolen
Personal details
Born (1871-03-27)March 27, 1871
Leiden, Netherlands
Died July 5, 1948(1948-07-05) (aged 77)
The Hague, Netherlands
Political party General League and RKSP
Spouse(s) Elisabeth Johanna Maria Schmier
Religion Roman Catholic

Petrus Josephus Mattheus (Piet) Aalberse (March 27, 1871 – July 5, 1948) was a Dutch politician, and the first Dutch Minister of Labor, a position which later evolved into the Minister of Economic Affairs.

He was born in Leiden to confectioner Bartholomeus Hendricus Johannes Aalberse and Johanna Kerkvliet. On July 21, 1898 he married Elisabeth Johanna Maria Schmier, with whom he had 8 children.

He was member of the "Raad der Vereniging" of De Nederlandsche Padvinders from 1936 till 1947.[1]


  • Schemmel, B. "Netherlands ministries, etc.". Rulers.org. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  • Maassen, Joop. "Petrus Josephus Mattheus Aalberse". Biografisch Woordenboek van het Socialisme en de Arbeidersbeweging in Nederland (in Dutch). Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  • Doel en werkwijze. De Nederlandse Padvinders. 
  1. ^ "Biography of Piet Aalberse". Parlement.com. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Ruijs de Beerenbrouck
President of the House of Representatives
Succeeded by
Josef van Schaik