Harm van Riel

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Harm van Riel
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Parliamentary leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy in the Senate of the Netherlands
In office
24 March 1959 – 3 June 1976
Preceded by Anthonie Nicolaas Molenaar
Succeeded by Haya van Someren
Member of the Senate of the Netherlands
In office
2 July 1963 – 3 June 1976
In office
6 November 1956 – 5 June 1963
Personal details
Born Harm van Riel
(1907-02-18)18 February 1907
Hoofddorp, Netherlands
Died 13 December 1980(1980-12-13) (aged 73)
The Hague, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (from 1948)
Other political
affiliations
Freedom Party (1946-1948)
Alma mater Leiden University (Master of Letters, Master of Laws)
Occupation Politician
Jurist
Banker
Author
Nickname(s) The Grand Old Man

Harm van Riel (18 February 1907 - 13 December 1980) was a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD). He served as a Member of the Senate from 6 November 1956 until 5 June 1963, and from 2 July 1963 until 3 June 1976. He was the Parliamentary leader of People's Party for Freedom and Democracy in the Senate from 24 March 1959 until 3 June 1976. A colorful politician, he was a mentor to former Party Leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy Hans Wiegel during his leadership.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ (Dutch) Harm van Riel Hoofddorp 18 februari 1907 - 's-Gravenhage 13 december 1980, Stichting Digitale Bibliotheek voor de Nederlandse Letteren, 20 August 1983

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

1959–1976
Succeeded by
Haya van Someren