Edzo Toxopeus

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His Excellency
Edzo Toxopeus
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Member of the Council of State
In office
November 1, 1980 – March 1, 1988
Queen's Commissioner of Groningen
In office
February 1, 1970 – November 1, 1980
Monarch Juliana
Preceded by Cees Fock
Succeeded by Henk Vonhoff
Parliamentary leader - People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
House of Representatives
In office
March 12, 1966 – October 1, 1969
Preceded by Molly Geertsema
Succeeded by Molly Geertsema
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
September 21, 1965 – November 1, 1969
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
July 2, 1963 – July 24, 1963
Parliamentary leader - People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
House of Representatives
In office
May 16, 1963 – July 24, 1963
Preceded by Pieter Oud
Succeeded by Molly Geertsema
Minister of the Interior
In office
May 19, 1959 – April 14, 1965
Prime Minister Jan de Quay (1959-1963)
Victor Marijnen (1963-1965)
Preceded by Teun Struycken
Succeeded by Jan Smallenbroek
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
November 6, 1956 – May 19, 1959
Personal details
Born Edzo Hendrik Toxopeus
(1918-02-19)February 19, 1918
Amersfoort, Netherlands
Died August 23, 2009(2009-08-23) (aged 91)
Oegstgeest, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (from 1948)
Other political
affiliations
Freedom Party (1946-1948)
Spouse(s) Alberta Ufkes (married 1944)
Alma mater Utrecht University (LL.M.)
Occupation Politician
Jurist
Lawyer
Religion Mennonite

Edzo Hendrik Toxopeus (February 19, 1918 – August 23, 2009) was a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD). He served as Minister of the Interior from May 19, 1959 until April 14, 1965. On January 22, 1985 he was granted the honorary title of Minister of State a title he had until his death.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

After earning his diploma in Breda he studied at the Utrecht University. He gained the master's degree in 1942. From 1942-1959 he was an established lawyer in Breda. From October 1944 to August 1945 he was head of the legal department of the military commission at Breda. From 1949-1959 he served as VVD member on Breda's municipal council. From 1956-1959 he was a Member of the House of Representatives.

Politics[edit]

Toxopeus was Minister of the Interior in the cabinets of De Quay and Marijnen from May 19, 1959 until April 14, 1965. He had been again a Member of the House of Representatives from 1965 until 1969. From 1966 he served as Chair of the Parliamentary Party of VVD party.

From 1970-1980 he was Queen's Commissioner of Groningen. Until 1988 he was a member of the Dutch Council of State. On January 18, 1985 Toxopeus was appointed as a Minister of State.

Trivia[edit]

Toxopeus died aged 91 on August 23, 2009.[1][2]

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Pieter Oud
Party leader
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy

1963-1969
Succeeded by
Molly Geertsema
Preceded by
Pieter Oud
Parliamentary leader - People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
House of Representatives

1963-1977
Succeeded by
Molly Geertsema
Preceded by
Molly Geertsema
Parliamentary leader - People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
House of Representatives

1966-1969
Succeeded by
Molly Geertsema
Government offices
Preceded by
Teun Struycken
Minister of the Interior
1959-1963
Succeeded by
Jan Smallenbroek
Political offices
Preceded by
Giovanni Malagodi
President of the Liberal International
1966-1970
Succeeded by
Gaston Thorn
Preceded by
Cees Fock
Queen's Commissioner in Groningen
1970–1980
Succeeded by
Henk Vonhoff