Jan Gmelich Meijling

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Jan Gmelich Meijling
Jan Gmelich Meijling 1997.jpg
Jan Gmelich Meijling in 1997
State Secretary for Defence
In office
22 August 1994 – 3 August 1998
Prime MinisterWim Kok
Preceded byTon Frinking
Succeeded byHenk van Hoof
Mayor of Den Helder
In office
1 June 1985 – 22 August 1994
Preceded byHans de Haan
Succeeded byWillem Hoekzema
Mayor of Castricum
In office
16 April 1978 – 1 June 1985
Preceded byWouter van Boxtel
Succeeded byKoos Schouwenaar
Personal details
Jan Christoffel Gmelich Meijling

(1936-02-04)4 February 1936
Heemstede, Netherlands
Died2 June 2012(2012-06-02) (aged 76)
Wassenaar, Netherlands
Political partyPeople's Party for
Freedom and Democracy

(from 1968)
Anneke Siemens
(m. 1966; his death 2012)
Children3 children
Alma materRoyal Naval College
Leiden University
(Bachelor of Education, Master of Education)
OccupationPolitician · Civil servant · Naval officer · Nonprofit director · Lobbyist
Military service
Allegiance Netherlands
Branch/serviceRoyal Netherlands Navy
Years of service1960–1978 (Active duty)
1978–1986 (Reserve)
RankNl-marine-vloot-luitenant ter zee der 1e klasse.svg Lieutenant commander
CommandsHNLMS Bussemaker
HNLMS Hoogezand
Battles/warsCold War

Jan Christoffel Gmelich Meijling (4 February 1936 – 2 June 2012) was a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and naval officer. He served as Mayor of Castricum from April 16, 1978 until June 1, 1985 when he became Mayor of Den Helder serving until August 22, 1994 when he became State Secretary for Defence in the Cabinet Kok I from August 22, 1994 until August 3, 1998.[1]


Ribbon bar Honour Country Date Comment
Order of Orange-Nassau ribbon - Knight.svg Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau Netherlands 30 October 1998


  1. ^ (in Dutch) Jan Gmelich Meijling overleden, NOS, June 3, 2012

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Political offices
Preceded by
Wouter van Boxtel
Mayor of Castricum
Succeeded by
Koos Schouwenaar
Preceded by
Hans de Haan
Mayor of Den Helder
Succeeded by
Willem Hoekzema
Preceded by
Ton Frinking
State Secretary for Defence
Succeeded by
Henk van Hoof