Henk Vredeling

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Henk Vredeling
Henk Vredeling 1973 (1).jpg
Henk Vredeling in 1973
European Commissioner for
Employment and Social Affairs
In office
6 January 1977 – 6 January 1981
PresidentRoy Jenkins
Preceded byPatrick Hillery
Succeeded byIvor Richard
Minister of Defence
In office
11 May 1973 – 1 January 1977
Prime MinisterJoop den Uyl
Preceded byHans de Koster
Succeeded byBram Stemerdink
Member of the European Parliament
In office
19 March 1958 – 11 May 1973
Parliamentary groupSocialist Group
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
6 November 1956 – 11 May 1973
Parliamentary groupLabour Party
Personal details
Hendrikus Vredeling

(1924-11-20)20 November 1924
Amersfoort, Netherlands
Died27 October 2007(2007-10-27) (aged 82)
Huis ter Heide, Netherlands
Political partyLabour Party (from 1947)
Jola Schouten
(m. 1948; his death 2007)
Alma materWageningen University
(Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Master of Science in Engineering)
OccupationPolitician · Agronomist · Trade Union Leader · Nonprofit director

Hendrikus "Henk" Vredeling (20 November 1924 – 27 October 2007) was a Dutch politician of the Labour Party (PvdA).[1]


Ribbon bar Honour Country Date Comment
NLD Order of the Dutch Lion - Knight BAR.png Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion Netherlands 30 April 1968
NLD Order of Orange-Nassau - Commander BAR.png Commander of the Order of Orange-Nassau Netherlands 20 January 1977


  1. ^ (in Dutch) "Oud-minister Henk Vredeling overleden". Volkskrant. 31 October 2007. Retrieved 3 January 2019.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Hans de Koster
Minister of Defence
Succeeded by
Bram Stemerdink
Preceded by
Pierre Lardinois
European Commissioner
from the Netherlands

Succeeded by
Frans Andriessen