Haya van Someren

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Haya van Someren
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Parliamentary leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy in the Senate of the Netherlandas
In office
5 June 1976 – 12 November 1980
Preceded by Harm van Riel
Succeeded by Guus Zoutendijk
Member of the Senate of the Netherlands
In office
17 September 1974 – 12 November 1980
Party chair of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
In office
29 March 1969 – 15 March 1975
Leader Molly Geertsema (1969-1972)
Hans Wiegel (1972–1975)
Preceded by Kornelis van der Pols
Succeeded by Frits Korthals Altes
Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands
In office
20 March 1959 – 1 October 1968
Personal details
Born Gerarda Victoria Downer
(1926-07-05)5 July 1926
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died 12 November 1980(1980-11-12) (aged 54)
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
Spouse(s) Jan van Someren
(m. 1954-1980; her death)
Children 1 son
Alma mater University of Amsterdam (Bachelor of Arts)
Occupation Politician
Journalist
Religion Remonstrants

Haya Victoria van Someren-Downer (born Gerarda Victoria Downer; 5 July 1926 – 12 November 1980) was a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD). She was a Member of the House of Representatives from 20 March 1959 until 1 October 1968. She was the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy Party chair from 29 March 1969 until 15 March 1975. She became a Member of the Senate on 17 September 1974 and on 5 June 1976 she succeeded Harm van Riel as the Parliamentary leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy in the Senate after he retired. She died on 12 November 1980 from cancer at the age of 54.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Dutch) Haya van Someren (1926-1980), Absolutefacts.nl, May 25, 2005
  2. ^ (Dutch) DOWNER, Gerarda Victoria (1926-1980), Historici.nl, February 10, 2012

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Kornelis van der Pols
Party chair of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
1969–1975
Succeeded by
Frits Korthals Altes
Preceded by
Harm van Riel
Parliamentary leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
in the Senate

1976–1980
Succeeded by
Guus Zoutendijk