André van der Louw

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André van der Louw
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André van der Louw in 1989
Chairman of the Rijnmond Council
In office
16 April 1983 – 1 February 1986
Preceded byAd Oele
Succeeded byOffice discontinued
Minister of Culture,
Recreation and Social Work
In office
11 September 1981 – 29 May 1982
Prime MinisterDries van Agt
Preceded byTil Gardeniers-Berendsen
Succeeded byHans de Boer
Mayor of Rotterdam
In office
16 November 1974 – 11 September 1981
Preceded byMinus Polak (Ad interim)
Succeeded byWim van der Have (Ad interim)
Chairman of the Labour Party
In office
1 May 1971 – 16 November 1974
LeaderJoop den Uyl
Preceded byAnne Vondeling
Succeeded byIen van den Heuvel-de Blank
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
16 September 1982 – 16 April 1983
In office
12 January 1971 – 1 May 1971
Parliamentary groupLabour Party
Personal details
Born
Arie Andries van der Louw

(1933-08-09)9 August 1933
The Hague, Netherlands
Died20 October 2005(2005-10-20) (aged 72)
Scheveningen, Netherlands
Cause of deathLung cancer
NationalityDutch
Political partyLabour Party (from 1949)
Spouse(s)
Corinna De Weerdt
(m. 1965; div. 1977)

Annelies Roelofszen
(m. 1985; his death 2005)
ChildrenMilan van der Louw
Petar van der Louw
OccupationPolitician · Civil servant · Journalist · Editor · Author · Nonprofit director · Media administrator · Sport administrator · Political pundit · Activist

Arie Andries "Andre" van der Louw (9 August 1933 – 20 October 2005) was a Dutch politician of the Labour Party (PvdA) and journalist.[1][2]

Van der Louw worked as a civil servant for municipality of The Hague from November 1953 until October 1957. Van der Louw worked as a journalist for the VARA from October 1957 until January 1971 as a political editor from October 1957 until September 1965 and as a managing editor from September 1965 until January 1971 and also as editor-in-chief of teen magazine Hitweek from September 1965 until April 1969. Van der Louw also was active as a political activist and was one of the leaders of the New Left movement in the Netherlands which aimed to steer the Labour Party more to the Left. Van der Louw became a Member of the House of Representatives after the resignation of Ed Berg, serving from 12 January 1971 until his resignation on 1 May 1971. Van der Louw served as Chairman of the Labour Party from 1 May 1971 until 16 November 1974. In October 1974 Van der Louw was nominated as Mayor of Rotterdam, taking office on 16 November 1974. Van der Louw was appointed as Minister of Culture, Recreation and Social Work in the Cabinet Van Agt II, taking office on 11 September 1981. The Cabinet Van Agt II fell just seven months into its term on 12 May 1982 and continued to serve in a demissionary capacity until it was replaced by the caretaker Cabinet Van Agt III on 29 May 1982.

Van der Louw remained in active politics, in March 1983 he was nominated as Chairman of the Rijnmond Council, a direct electable sub national administrative layer between the municipalities and the provinces in the Rijnmond Area, serving from 16 April 1983 until 1 February 1986. Van der Louw also became active in the public sector and occupied numerous seats as a nonprofit director on several boards of directors and supervisory boards (Royal Dutch Football Association, Dutch Broadcast Foundation, International Architecture Biennal Rotterdam, Stichting Pensioenfonds Zorg en Welzijn, Royal Library of the Netherlands and the International Institute of Social History) and served on several state commissions and councils on behalf of the government (Advisory Council for Spatial Planning, Probation Agency, Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP, Cadastre Agency and the Council for Public Administration).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "André van der Louw (1933-2005)" (in Dutch). DigiBron. 21 October 2005. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Biografie André van der Louw" (in Dutch). Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. 23 January 2019. Retrieved 28 January 2019.

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Official
Party political offices
Preceded by
Anne Vondeling
Chairman of the Labour Party
1971–1974
Succeeded by
Ien van den
Heuvel-de Blank
Political offices
Preceded by
Minus Polak
Ad interim
Mayor of Rotterdam
1974–1981
Succeeded by
Wim van der Have
Ad interim
Preceded by
Til Gardeniers-Berendsen
Minister of Culture,
Recreation and Social Work

1982–1982
Succeeded by
Hans de Boer
Civic offices
Preceded by
Ad Oele
Chairman of the
Rijnmond Council

1983–1986
Succeeded by
Office discontinued
Preceded by
Theo Bot
Chairman of the
Supervisory board of
Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP

1983–1993
Succeeded by
Gijs van Aardenne
Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Harm Buiter
Chairman of the
Association of Municipalities

1978–1981
Succeeded by
Unknown
Preceded by
Unknown
Chairman of the
Supervisory board of the
International Institute of Social History

1986–1996
Succeeded by
Unknown
Media offices
Preceded by
Max de Jong
Chairman of the
Supervisory board of
Dutch Broadcast Foundation

1994–1997
Succeeded by
Gerrit Jan Wolffensperger
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Unknown
Operations Director of the
Royal Dutch Football Association

1986–1989
Succeeded by
Unknown