Johan van Hulst

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Johan van Hulst
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Parliamentary leader of the Christian Democratic Appeal in the Senate of the Netherlands
In office
8 June 1977 – 10 June 1981
Preceded by First
Succeeded by Jan Christiaanse
Parliamentary leader of the Christian Historical Union in the Senate of the Netherlands
In office
10 December 1968 – 8 June 1977
Preceded by Johannes Christiaan Bührmann
Succeeded by Party Disbanded
Chairman of the Christian Historical Union
In office
5 October 1968 – 19 February 1972
Leader Jur Mellema
Preceded by Arnold Tilanus
Succeeded by Otto van Verschuer
Member of the European Parliament
for the Netherlands
In office
16 October 1961 – 30 September 1968
Member of the Senate of the Netherlands
In office
3 July 1956 – 10 June 1981
Personal details
Born Johan Wilhelm van Hulst
(1911-01-28) 28 January 1911 (age 104)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party Christian Democratic Appeal
(from 1980)
Other political
affiliations
Christian Historical Union
(1945–1980)
Spouse(s) Anna Jannetta Donker (m. 1936–1998; her death)
Children 2 children
Residence Amsterdam, Netherlands
Alma mater VU University Amsterdam (Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Psychology, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Letters)
Occupation Politician
Author
Teacher
Pedagogue
Professor
Religion Protestantism

Johan Wilhelm van Hulst (born 28 January 1911) is a Dutch retired politician of the defunct Christian Historical Union (CHU) now merged into the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA).

He served as Member of the Senate from July 3, 1956 until June 10, 1981. He served as the Parliamentary leader of the Christian Historical Union in the Senate from December 10, 1968 until June 8, 1977 when the Christian Historical Union merged into the Christian Democratic Appeal, he became the first Parliamentary leader of the Christian Democratic Appeal in the Senate serving until June 10, 1981. He was a Member of the European Parliament for the Christian Democratic Group, from October 16, 1961 until September 30, 1968. Van Hulst was the Party chair of the Christian Historical Union from September 13, 1969 until February 19, 1972.

Van Hulst is an emeritus professor of Pedagogy at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and the highly prolific author of more than one hundred publications. He is also a chess player. In 1943 he was responsible for rescuing hundreds of Jewish babies and children from the nursery of the Hollandsche Schouwburg in Amsterdam before they where deported. For his humanitarian actions he received the Yad Vashem Distinction as a Righteous Among the Nations from the State of Israel on 8 March 1972.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Van Hulst was born on January 28, 1911 in Amsterdam. He studied psychology and pedagogy at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. In the meanwhile he also worked as a teacher and mentor in the cities Oudewater, Utrecht and Purmerend. From 1942 until 1960 he was Principal of the Pedagogical Academy in Amsterdam. In that capacity he was responsible for rescuing hundreds of Jewish babies and children from the nursery of the Hollandsche Schouwburg for which he received the Yad Vashem Distinction in 1973. He is the author of several publications.

Political career[edit]

Van Hulst has served as a politician at several levels. From 1956 until 1981 he was a member of the Dutch Senate. From 1961 until 1968 he was a member of the European Parliament and from 1969 until 1972 he was chairman of the Christian Historical Union (CHU). From 1972 until 1981 Van Hulst was group leader in the Senate of the Netherlands; first for the Christian Historical Union (CHU) and from 1977 on for the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA).[1]

Trivia[edit]

Van Hulst is also an active chess player. At the age of 95 he won the Corus Chess Tournament for (former) politicians. He won the tournament again in 2010.[2][3][4] On 28 January 2011 Van Hulst celebrated his 100th birthday. According to René van der Linden, the president of the Senate of the Netherlands, Van Hulst is the first former member of the Senate of the Netherlands to reach the age of 100 since the establishment of the upper house in 1815.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Dutch) Parlement en Politiek Dr. J.W. (Johan) van Hulst
  2. ^ (Dutch) schaaksite.nl Johan van Hulst (99 jaar) wint toernooi parlementariërs
  3. ^ Chess Vibes The endgame technique of a 99-year-old 3 March 2010
  4. ^ (Dutch) Man Bijt Hond Max Euwe werd 75 jaar geleden wereldkampioen schaken 15 December 2010
  5. ^ (Dutch) Eerste Kamer der Staten-Generaal Kamervoorzitter feliciteert honderdjarige oud-senator Van Hulst 28 January 2011

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Arnold Tilanus
Chairman of the Christian Historical Union
1968–1972
Succeeded by
Otto van Verschuer
Preceded by
Johannes Christiaan Bührmann
Parliamentary leader of the Christian Historical Union
in the Senate of the Netherlands

1968–1977
Succeeded by
Party Disbanded
Preceded by
First
Parliamentary leader of the Christian Democratic Appeal
in the Senate of the Netherlands

1977–1981
Succeeded by
Jan Christiaanse