Henk Vredeling

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Henk Vredeling.

Hendrikus "Henk" Vredeling (20 November 1924, Amersfoort – 27 October 2007, Huis ter Heide) was a Dutch politician.

In 1956 he was first elected to the Dutch House of Representatives for the Dutch Labour Party. From 1958 to 1973 he was a Member of the European Parliament (MEP). He served as Minister of Defence (1973–1977) and European Commissioner (1977–1981).

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Preceded by
Hans de Koster
Minister of Defence
1973–1977
Succeeded by
Bram Stemerdink
Preceded by
Pierre Lardinois
Dutch European Commissioner
1977–1981
Succeeded by
Frans Andriessen