Berend Jan Udink

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His Excellency
Berend Jan Udink
Minister van Ontwikkelingshulp Udink op Schiphol - NL-HaNA 2.24.01.05 0 922-9842 WM115.jpg
Berend Jan Udink in 1969
Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management
In office
21 July 1972 – 11 May 1973
Prime Minister Barend Biesheuvel
Preceded by Willem Drees, Jr.
Succeeded by Tjerk Westerterp
Minister of Housing and Spatial Planning
In office
6 July 1971 – 11 May 1973
Prime Minister Barend Biesheuvel
Preceded by Wim Schut
Succeeded by Hans Gruijters
Parliamentary leader of the Christian Historical Union in the House of Representatives
In office
11 May 1971 – 6 July 1971
Preceded by Jur Mellema
Succeeded by Roelof Kruisinga
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
11 May 1971 – 6 July 1971
Leader of the Christian Historical Union
In office
20 June 1970 – 6 July 1971
Preceded by Jur Mellema
Succeeded by Arnold Tilanus
Minister for Development Cooperation
In office
5 April 1967 – 6 July 1971
Prime Minister Piet de Jong
Preceded by Theo Bot
Succeeded by Kees Boertien
Personal details
Born Berend Jan Udink
(1926-02-12)12 February 1926
Deventer, Netherlands
Died 24 May 2016(2016-05-24) (aged 90)
Goedereede, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party Christian Democratic Appeal
(from 1980)
Other political
affiliations
Christian Historical Union
(until 1980)
Spouse(s) Anneke van Drumpt (m. 1949)
Children 3 children
Residence Goedereede, Netherlands
Alma mater Erasmus University Rotterdam (Bachelor of Economics, Master of Economics)
University of Lausanne
(Master of Financial Economics)
Occupation Politician
Civil servant
Economist
Corporate director
Teacher
Religion Remonstrantism

Berend Jan "" Udink (12 February 1926 – 24 May 2016)[1] was a Dutch politician.

Udink studied economy in Rotterdam and Lausanne (1945–1952). After his studied he was employed at the Chamber of Commerce of Rotterdam and later worked as a teacher at the Economische Hogeschool Rotterdam (Economic College of Rotterdam). Udink, who belonged to the Christian Historical Union, was elected in the socalled Rijnmondraad (Council of Rijnmond), a local council of representatives of Rijnmond, in 1965. Two years later, in 1967, he became minister for Development Cooperation in the Cabinet-De Jong, a post he held till 1971. In 1971 he was lijsttrekker of the CHU, presenting himself as a conservative and a "law and order" politician. In that same year Udink became minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management in the Cabinets-Biesheuvel I and II. His political career ended in 1973. From 1973 till 1978 he was member of the Board of Directors of the Overzeese Gas- en Elektriciteitsmaatschappij N.V. (as Dutch gas and electricity company) and from 1978 till 1980 he served as its President.

Berend Jan Udink was married and had three children. He belonged to the Remonstrant Brotherhood (Arminian Protestant Church).

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Dutch) Oud-minister Udink (CHU) overleden, NOS, May 2016

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Official


Party political offices
Preceded by
Jur Mellema
Leader of the Christian Historical Union
1970–1971
Succeeded by
Arnold Tilanus
Parliamentary leader of the Christian Historical Union in the
House of Representatives

1971
Succeeded by
Roelof Kruisinga
Political offices
Preceded by
Theo Bot
Minister for Development Cooperation
1967–1971
Succeeded by
Kees Boertien
Preceded by
Wim Schut
Minister of Housing and Spatial Planning
1971–1973
Succeeded by
Hans Gruijters
Preceded by
Willem Drees, Jr.
Minister of Transport, Public Works and
Water Management

1972–1973
Succeeded by
Tjerk Westerterp