Relus ter Beek

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Relus ter Beek
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Queen's Commissioner of Drenthe
In office
January 1, 1995 – September 29, 2008
Monarch Beatrix
Preceded by Margreeth de Boer
Succeeded by Jacques Tichelaar
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
May 17, 1994 – January 1, 1995
Minister of Defence
In office
November 7, 1989 – August 22, 1994
Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers
Preceded by Frits Bolkestein
Succeeded by Joris Voorhoeve
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
May 11, 1971 – November 7, 1989
Personal details
Born Aurelus Louis ter Beek
(1944-01-18)January 18, 1944
Coevorden, Netherlands
Died September 29, 2008(2008-09-29) (aged 64)
Assen, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party Labour Party
Spouse(s) Annechien Ties (1969-2008)
Alma mater University of Amsterdam (B.A.)
Occupation Politician
Civil servant
Religion None (Humanism)

Aurelus Louis "Relus" ter Beek (January 18, 1944 – September 29, 2008) was a Dutch politician of the Labour Party (PvdA). He served as a Member of the House of Representatives from May 11, 1971 until November 7, 1989 when he became Minister of Defence serving from November 7, 1989 until August 22, 1994 in the Cabinet Lubbers III. He returned as a Member of the House of Representatives serving from May 17, 1994 until his resignation on January 1, 1995 to become the Queen's Commissioner of Drenthe, he served for thirteen years until his death on September 29, 2008 from lung cancer at the age of 64.[1][2][3]

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Government offices
Preceded by
Frits Bolkestein
Minister of Defence
1989–1994
Succeeded by
Joris Voorhoeve
Political offices
Preceded by
Margreeth de Boer
Queen's Commissioner of Drenthe
1995–2008
Succeeded by
Jacques Tichelaar