Henk Vonhoff

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Henk Vonhoff
Queen's Commissioner in Groningen
In office
16 December 1980 – 1 July 1996
Monarch Beatrix
Prime Minister Dries van Agt (1980–1982)
Ruud Lubbers (1982–1994)
Wim Kok (1994–1996)
Preceded by Edzo Toxopeus
Succeeded by Hans Alders
State Secretary for Culture, Recreation and Social work
In office
28 July 1971 – 23 April 1973
Prime Minister Barend Biesheuvel
Preceded by Michael Calmeyer
Succeeded by Joop Haex
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
23 February 1967 – 28 July 1971
Personal details
Born Hendrik Johan Lubert Vonhoff
(1931-06-22)22 June 1931
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died 25 July 2010(2010-07-25) (aged 79)
Hilversum, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
Spouse(s) Louise Luijendijk (1953–2010)
Occupation Politician
Civil servant

Hendrik "Henk" Johan Lubert Vonhoff (22 June 1931 – 25 July 2010) was a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD).

From 28 July 1971 to 23 April 1973, he served as Secretary of State for culture, recreation and social work.[1] He was mayor of Utrecht and Queen's Commissioner to Groningen. He had also directed various institutions including the Industrial Relations Center (CAOP) until 1 January 2007, the Executive Board of the Royal Library in The Hague (1996–2004), General Dutch Association of Manufacturers and Wholesalers and Soft Drinks Beverages (BBM) and various supervisory bodies.

He was an uncle of Theo van Gogh.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Hans van Tuyll van Serooskerken
Mayor of Utrecht
Succeeded by
Lien Vos-van Gortel
Preceded by
Edzo Toxopeus
Queen's Commissioner in Groningen
Succeeded by
Hans Alders