Hein Vos

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His Excellency
Hein Vos
Beel I - Hein Vos.jpg
Hein Vos in 1946
Member of the Council of State of the Netherlands
In office
21 February 1968 – 23 April 1972
Parliamentary leader of the Labour Party in the Senate of the Netherlands
In office
15 November 1960 – 16 February 1968
Preceded by Joris in 't Veld
Succeeded by Maarten de Niet
Member of the Senate of the Netherlands
In office
6 November 1956 – 16 February 1968
Chairman of the Labour Party
In office
10 May 1960 – 24 March 1961
Leader Jaap Burger
Preceded by Evert Vermeer
Succeeded by Ko Suurhoff
In office
5 June 1953 – 23 February 1955
Leader Willem Drees
Preceded by Koos Vorrink
Succeeded by Evert Vermeer
Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management of the Netherlands
In office
3 July 1946 – 7 August 1948
Prime Minister Louis Beel
Preceded by Steef van Schaik
Succeeded by Josef van Schaik
Minister of Commerce and Industry of the Netherlands
In office
25 June 1945 – 3 July 1946
Prime Minister Willem Schermerhorn
Preceded by Hans Gispen
Succeeded by Gerardus Huysmans
Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands
In office
27 July 1948 – 16 December 1948
In office
4 June 1946 – 9 July 1946
In office
8 June 1937 – 25 June 1945
Personal details
Born Hendrik Vos
(1903-07-05)5 July 1903
Tijnje, Netherlands
Died 23 April 1972(1972-04-23) (aged 68)
Wassenaar, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party Labour Party (from 1946)
Other political
Social Democratic Workers' Party (until 1946)
Alma mater Delft University of Technology (Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Engineering)
Occupation Politician
Civil servant
Nonprofit director

Hendrik "Hein" Vos (5 July 1903 – 23 April 1972) was a Dutch politician of the Labour Party (PvdA).[1]

Vos was the first known Dutch gay politician, this fact was a open secret in Dutch politics at that time. His life partner was the journalist and writer Aar van de Werfhorst.[2][3]


  1. ^ (in Dutch) Hein Vos, Biografisch Woordenboek van het Socialisme en de Arbeidersbeweging in Nederland, 10 July 2002
  2. ^ (in Dutch) Ir. H. Vos, Parlementair Documentatie Centrum, 10 December 2010
  3. ^ (in Dutch) Homo politicus, Uitgeverij Balans, 17 March 2016

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