Laetitia Griffith

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Laetitia Griffith
Laetitia Griffith.jpg
Laetitia Griffith in 2006
Advisory Member of
the Council of State
In office
1 January 2012 – 1 January 2017
Vice PresidentHerman Tjeenk Willink
Piet Hein Donner
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
1 June 2006 – 17 June 2010
In office
30 January 2003 – 3 June 2005
Parliamentary groupPeople's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Personal details
Laetitia Juliëtte Griffith

(1965-11-01) 1 November 1965 (age 54)
Paramaribo, Surinam
Political partyPeople's Party for
Freedom and Democracy

(from 2000)
Jan Naeyé (m. 1998)
ResidenceDriemond, Netherlands
Alma materVrije Universiteit Amsterdam
(Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Public Administration, Master of Laws, Master of Public Administration)
OccupationPolitician · Civil servant · Jurist · Nonprofit director

Laetitia Juliëtte Griffith (born 1 November 1965) is a retired Surinamese–born Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and jurist.


Born in Paramaribo, Suriname, Griffith moved to the Netherlands in 1987 to study law. She graduated in 1992 from the VU University Amsterdam. In 1993 she started work at the Ministry of Justice.

In 2000 Griffith joined the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy after being advised to do so by Minister Benk Korthals. After the fall of the First Balkenende cabinet she became a member of the House of Representatives. On 16 May 2005 she became an alderman in the Amsterdam municipal council.

On 19 May 2006 it was announced that Griffith would succeed Ayaan Hirsi Ali as parliamentarian. On 15 March 2010 she announced her retreat from politics.[1] In 2012 she became a member of the Council of State.


Ribbon bar Honour Country Date Comment
NLD Order of Orange-Nassau - Knight BAR.png Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau Netherlands 1 January 2017


  1. ^ (in Dutch) Griffith (VVD) stopt als Kamerlid, NRC Handelsblad, March 16, 2010.

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Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Chairwoman of the
Prinses Beatrix Foundation

Succeeded by
Jacqueline Cramer