Living former members of the Council of Ministers of the Netherlands

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Living former members of the Council of Ministers[edit]

Johan Witteveen the oldest living former member of the Council of Ministers of the Netherlands.
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Cabinet Members in the Marijnen cabinet (1963-1965)[edit]

Cabinet Members in the De Jong cabinet (1967-1971)[edit]

Cabinet Members in the First Biesheuvel cabinet (1971-1972)[edit]

Cabinet Members in the Second Biesheuvel cabinet (1972-1973)[edit]

Cabinet Members in the Den Uyl cabinet (1973-1977)[edit]

Cabinet Members in the First Van Agt cabinet (1977-1981)[edit]

Cabinet Members in the Second Van Agt cabinet (1981-1982)[edit]

Cabinet Members in the Third Van Agt cabinet (1982)[edit]

Cabinet Members in the First Lubbers cabinet (1982-1986)[edit]

Cabinet Members in the Second Lubbers cabinet (1986-1989)[edit]

Cabinet Members in the Third Lubbers cabinet (1989-1994)[edit]

Cabinet Members in the First Kok cabinet (1994-1998)[edit]

Cabinet Members in the Second Kok cabinet (1998-2002)[edit]

Cabinet Members in the First Balkenende cabinet (2002-2003)[edit]

All cabinet members who served in the First Balkenende cabinet are still living.

Cabinet Members in the Second Balkenende cabinet (2003-2006)[edit]

All cabinet members who served in the Second Balkenende cabinet are still living.

Cabinet Members in the Third Balkenende cabinet (2006-2007)[edit]

All cabinet members who served in the Third Balkenende cabinet are still living.

Cabinet Members in the Fourth Balkenende cabinet (2007-2010)[edit]

All cabinet members who served in the Fourth Balkenende cabinet are still living.

Cabinet Members in the First Rutte cabinet (2010-2012)[edit]

All cabinet members who served in the First Rutte cabinet are still living.

Last former members of the Council of Ministers of the Netherlands who died[edit]

Name Former Position(s) Cabinet(s) Life Known cause of death
Born Died
Job de Ruiter Minister of Justice
Minister of Defence
First Van Agt cabinet (Minister of Justice)
Second Van Agt cabinet (Minister of Justice)
Third Van Agt cabinet (Minister of Justice)
First Lubbers cabinet (Minister of Defence)
(1930-04-30)April 30, 1930 October 4, 2015(2015-10-04) (aged 85)
Berend Jan Udink Minister for Development Cooperation
Minister of Transport and Water Management
Minister of Housing and Spatial Planning
De Jong cabinet (Minister for Development Cooperation)
First Biesheuvel cabinet (Minister of Transport and Water Management and Minister of Housing and Spatial Planning)
Second Biesheuvel cabinet (Minister of Transport and Water Management and Minister of Housing and Spatial Planning)
(1926-02-12)12 February 1926 24 May 2016(2016-05-24) (aged 90)

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Oldest living Member of the Council of Ministers[edit]

Member of the Council of Ministers Former Position(s) Cabinet(s) Period Time Life
Born Died
Dirk Jan de Geer Minister of Finance
Minister of the Interior and Agriculture
Prime Minister of the Netherlands
First Ruijs de Beerenbrouck (Minister of Finance)
Second Ruijs de Beerenbrouck cabinet (Minister of Finance)

First Colijn cabinet (Minister of the Interior and Agriculture)
First De Geer cabinet (Prime Minister, Minister of Finance)
Third Ruijs de Beerenbrouck cabinet (Minister of Finance)
Second De Geer cabinet (Prime Minister, Minister of Finance)

 ? – 27 November 1960  ? (1870-12-14)14 December 1870 27 November 1960(1960-11-27) (aged 89)
Charles Welter Minister of Colonial Affairs
Minister of Finance
First Colijn cabinet (Minister of Colonial Affairs)
Fourth Colijn cabinet (Minister of Colonial Affairs)
Second De Geer cabinet (Minister of Colonial Affairs)
First Gerbrandy cabinet (Minister of Colonial Affairs and Minister of Finance)
Second Gerbrandy cabinet (Minister of Colonial Affairs)
27 November 1960 – 28 March 1972 11 years, 122 days (1880-04-06)6 April 1880 28 March 1972(1972-03-28) (aged 91)
Willem Drees Minister of Social Affairs
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of Colonial Affairs
Minister of Finance
Prime Minister of the Netherlands
Schermerhorn-Drees cabinet (Minister of Social Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister)
First Beel cabinet (Minister of Social Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister)
First Drees cabinet (Prime Minister, Minister of Colonial Affairs and Minister of Finance)
Second Drees cabinet (Prime Minister)
Third Drees cabinet (Prime Minister)
28 March 1972 – 14 May 1988 16 years, 47 days (1886-07-05)5 July 1886 14 May 1988(1988-05-14) (aged 101)
Piet Lieftinck Minister of Finance Schermerhorn-Drees
Beel I
Drees-Van Schaik
Drees I
14 May 1988 – 9 June 1989 1 year, 26 days (1902-09-30)30 September 1902 9 June 1989(1989-06-09) (aged 86)
Henk Hofstra Minister of Finance Third Drees cabinet 9 June 1989 – 16 February 1999 9 years, 252 days (1904-09-28)28 September 1904 16 February 1999(1999-02-16) (aged 94)
Gerard Helders Minister of Colonial Affairs Third Drees cabinet
Second Beel cabinet
16 February 1999 – 6 January 2013 13 years, 325 days (1905-03-09)9 March 1905 6 January 2013(2013-01-06) (aged 107)
Piet de Jong Minister of Defence
Prime Minister
Marijnen cabinet (Minister of Defence)
Cals cabinet (Minister of Defence)
Zijlstra cabinet (Minister of Defence)
De Jong cabinet (Prime Minister)
6 January 2013 – 27 July 2016 3 years, 203 days (1915-04-03)3 April 1915 27 July 2016(2016-07-27) (aged 101)
Johan Witteveen Minister of Finance Marijnen cabinet
De Jong cabinet
27 July 2016 – Present 301 days (1921-06-12) 12 June 1921 (age 95) Alive

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