Fred de Graaf

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Fred de Graaf
Fred de Graaf, april 2011.jpg
Acting Mayor of Enschede
Incumbent
Assumed office
10 January 2015
Preceded by Peter den Oudsten
Acting Mayor of Amstelveen
In office
1 January 2014 – 3 July 2014
Preceded by Jan van Zanen
Succeeded by Mirjam van 't Veld
Acting Mayor of Bronckhorst
In office
1 October 2013 – 1 January 2014
Preceded by Henk Aalderink
Succeeded by Henk Aalderink
President of the Senate of the Netherlands
In office
28 June 2011 – 2 July 2013
Preceded by René van der Linden
Succeeded by Ankie Broekers-Knol
Parliamentary leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy in the Senate of the Netherlands
In office
14 October 2010 – 15 February 2011
Preceded by Uri Rosenthal
Succeeded by Loek Hermans
Member of the Senate of the Netherlands
In office
10 June 2003 – 9 June 2015
Mayor of Apeldoorn
In office
16 February 1999 – 1 October 2011
Preceded by Harm Bruins Slot
Succeeded by Hans Esmeijer
Acting Mayor of Udenhout
In office
16 September 1996 – 1 January 1997
Preceded by Wim Dijkstra
Succeeded by Gerrit Brokx
(as Mayor of Tilburg)
Acting Mayor of Helvoirt
In office
1 October 1995 – 1 January 1996
Preceded by Piet Berkhout
Succeeded by Hans Haas
(as Mayor of Haaren)
Mayor of Vught
In office
16 January 1989 – 16 February 1999
Preceded by Dirk Reitsma
Succeeded by Iz Keijzer
Mayor of Leersum
In office
16 June 1981 – 16 January 1989
Preceded by Hans Goudsmit
Succeeded by Cokkie Feith-Hooijer
Personal details
Born Godefridus Jan de Graaf
(1950-02-28) 28 February 1950 (age 65)
Roosendaal, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (since 1976)
Spouse(s) Married (since 1973)
Children 2 daughters
Residence Apeldoorn, Netherlands
Alma mater University of Groningen (Master of Laws)
Occupation Politician
Civil servant
Corporate director
Religion Protestantism

Godefridus Jan "Fred" de Graaf (born 28 February 1950) is a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD). He was a Member of the Senate from 10 June 2003 till 9 June 2015, and has been Acting Mayor of Enschede since 10 January 2015.

De Graaf, a civil servant by occupation, worked for the Ministry of the Interior from 1975 until 1981. He was as a member of the municipal council of Voorschoten from 1978 to 1981. Afterwards he served as Mayor of Leersum from 16 June 1981 until 16 January 1989 when he became Mayor of Vught, serving until 16 February 1999 when he became Mayor of Apeldoorn, serving until his resignation on 1 October 2011. He served as the Parliamentary leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy in the Senate from 14 October 2010 until 15 February 2011. In the Dutch Senate election of 2011, the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy won the most seats and De Graaf was selected as next President of the Senate.[1] De Graaf announced his resignation as President of the Senate of the Netherlands following criticism on his neutrality; he remained in office until Ankie Broekers-Knol was elected as successor.[2]

Decorations[edit]

Foreign honours
Ribbon bar Honour Date & Comment
JPN Zuiho-sho 3Class BAR.svg Third Class, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon of the Order of the Sacred Treasure 2000
National honours
Ribbon bar Honour Date & Comment
NLD Order of Orange-Nassau - Officer BAR.png Officer of the Order of Oranje-Nassau 29 April 2011 – Elevated from Knight (16 April 1997)

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Dutch) VVD'er De Graaf nieuwe voorzitter Senaat, NOS, 24 June 2011
  2. ^ (Dutch) Voorzitter Eerste Kamer stapt op, NOS, 14 June 2013

External links[edit]

Official
Party political offices
Preceded by
Uri Rosenthal
Parliamentary leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
in the Senate of the Netherlands

2010–2011
Succeeded by
Loek Hermans
Political offices
Preceded by
Hans Goudsmit
Mayor of Leersum
1981–1989
Succeeded by
Cokkie Feith-Hooijer
Preceded by
Piet Berkhout
Acting Mayor of Helvoirt
1995–1996
Succeeded by
Hans Haas
(as Mayor of Haaren)
Preceded by
Wim Dijkstra
Acting Mayor of Udenhout
1996–1997
Succeeded by
Gerrit Brokx
(as Mayor of Tilburg)
Preceded by
Dirk Reitsma
Mayor of Vught
1989–1999
Succeeded by
Iz Keijzer
Preceded by
Harm Bruins Slot
Mayor of Apeldoorn
1999–2011
Succeeded by
Hans Esmeijer
Preceded by
René van der Linden
President of the Senate of the Netherlands
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Ankie Broekers-Knol
Preceded by
Henk Aalderink
Acting Mayor of Bronckhorst
2013–2014
Succeeded by
Henk Aalderink
Preceded by
Jan van Zanen
Acting Mayor of Amstelveen
2014
Succeeded by
Mirjam van 't Veld
Preceded by
Peter den Oudsten
Acting Mayor of Enschede
2015
Succeeded by