Jan Terlouw

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His Excellency
Jan Terlouw
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Jan Terlouw in 2009
Member of the Senate of the Netherlands
In office
8 June 1999 – 10 June 2003
Queen's Commissioner of Gelderland
In office
1 November 1991 – 1 December 1996
Monarch Beatrix
Preceded by Ad Oele
Succeeded by Jan Kamminga
Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands
In office
11 September 1981 – 4 November 1982
Serving with Joop den Uyl (until 29 May 1982)
Prime Minister Dries van Agt
Preceded by Hans Wiegel
Succeeded by Gijs van Aardenne
Minister of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands
In office
11 September 1981 – 4 November 1982
Prime Minister Dries van Agt
Preceded by Gijs van Aardenne
Succeeded by Gijs van Aardenne
Leader of the Democrats 66
In office
1 September 1973 – 8 September 1982
Preceded by Hans van Mierlo
Succeeded by Laurens Jan Brinkhorst
Parliamentary leader of the Democrats 66 in the House of Representatives of the Netherlands
In office
1 September 1973 – 11 September 1981
Preceded by Hans van Mierlo
Succeeded by Laurens Jan Brinkhorst
Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands
In office
11 May 1971 – 11 September 1981
Personal details
Born Jan Cornelis Terlouw
(1931-11-15) 15 November 1931 (age 84)
Kamperveen, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party Democrats 66 (from 1967)
Spouse(s) Alexandra van Hulst (m. 1956)
Children 3 daughters and 1 son
Residence Twello, Netherlands
Alma mater Utrecht University (Bachelor of Mathematics, Bachelor of Science, Master of Mathematics, Master of Physics, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Science)
Occupation Politician
Physicist
Researcher
Political pundit
Author

Jan Cornelis Terlouw (born 15 November 1931) is a retired Dutch politician of the Democrats 66 (D66) party.

Terlouw a physicist by occupation, worked as a nuclear physics researcher for the research institute Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM) from 1958 until 1971. Terlouw also worked as a researcher for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 1960 until 1962 and for the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) from 1965 until 1966.

Terlouw was elected as a Member of the House of Representatives after the Dutch general election of 1971 serving from 11 May 1971 until 11 September 1981. After the Dutch general election of 1972 Hans van Mierlo the Leader of the Democrats 66 and Parliamentary leader of the Democrats 66 in the House of Representatives announced that he was stepping down after disappointing results in the election. Terlouw was elected to succeed him and became Leader of the Democrats 66 and Parliamentary leader of the Democrats 66 in the House of Representatives on 1 September 1973. For the Dutch general election of 1977 Terlouw became the Lijsttrekker (top candidate) with the Democrats 66 winning two seats. For the Dutch general election of 1981 Terlouw again as Lijsttrekker won nine seats and the following cabinet formation resulted in a coalition agreement with the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) and Labour Party (PvdA) was made which formed the Cabinet Van Agt II with Terlouw becoming became Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Affairs serving from 11 September 1981 until 4 November 1982.

Background[edit]

Early life and education[edit]

Terlouw was born in Kamperveen, Overijssel and grew up in the Veluwe. He was the eldest son in his family, and has two brothers and two sisters.

After high school, Terlouw studied at Utrecht University, where he obtained an MSc degree in mathematics and physics, and a PhD degree in nuclear physics.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

After graduating from Utrecht University, he worked as a physics researcher in the Netherlands, the United States, and Sweden.[citation needed]

After working for thirteen years, he became a politician, joining the Dutch House of Representatives (the lower house of the Dutch legislature) as a member of the Democraten 66 political party in 1967. Terlouw acted as party leader from 1973–1982, was minister of Economic Affairs from 1981-1982, and was Queen's Commissioner of Gelderland from 1991-1996, the year in which he retired. He joined the Dutch Senate in 1999.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Terlouw is married to Alexandra van Hulst and has four children.[citation needed]

Publications[edit]

Terlouw wrote 24 children's books, most notably Winter in Wartime (Oorlogswinter, 1972) and How to Become King (Koning van Katoren, 1971), both of which won the Gouden Griffel and have been made into motion pictures directed by Martin Koolhoven.[1][2]

Awards[edit]

  • 1972 Gouden Griffel for the novel How to Become King
  • 1973 Gouden Griffel for the novel Winter in Wartime
  • 1990 Prize of the Netherlands Children's Jury for the novel The Figure-skater
  • 2000 Prize of the Dutch Joung Jury for Eigen rechter (1988)[3]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jan Terlouw: Biography". Dutch Foundatioon for Literature. Retrieved 26 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Jan Terlouw". WorldCat.org. Retrieved 26 March 2010. 
  3. ^ Eigen rechter (in Dutch). Lemniscaat. 1998. ISBN 978-9056371548. 

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Official
Party political offices
Preceded by
Hans van Mierlo
Leader of the Democrats 66
1973–1982
Succeeded by
Laurens Jan Brinkhorst
Parliamentary Leader of the Democrats 66
in the House of Representatives of the Netherlands

1973–1981
Government offices
Preceded by
Gijs van Aardenne
Minister of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands
1981–1982
Succeeded by
Gijs van Aardenne
Political offices
Preceded by
Hans Wiegel
Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands
1981–1982
Served alongside: Joop den Uyl (until 29 May 1982)
Succeeded by
Gijs van Aardenne
Preceded by
Ad Oele
Queen's Commissioner of Gelderland
1991–1996
Succeeded by
Jan Kamminga