Maan Sassen

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Maan Sassen
Maan Sassen 1968 (1).jpg
Maan Sassen in 1968
Permanent Representative of the
Netherlands to the European Union
In office
1 January 1971 – 1 January 1977
Preceded byUnknown
Succeeded byUnknown
European Commissioner for Competition
In office
30 June 1967 – 30 June 1970
PresidentJean Rey
Preceded byHans von der Groeben
Succeeded byAlbert Borschette
Member of the European Parliament
In office
1 January 1958 – 13 February 1958
Parliamentary groupChristian Democratic Group
ConstituencyNetherlands
Member of the European Coal
and Steel Community Parliament
In office
10 September 1952 – 1 January 1958
Parliamentary groupChristian Democratic Group
ConstituencyNetherlands
Member of the Senate
In office
13 November 1956 – 4 February 1958
In office
15 July 1952 – 6 November 1956
Parliamentary groupCatholic People's Party
Minister of Colonial Affairs
In office
7 August 1948 – 14 February 1949
Prime MinisterWillem Drees
Preceded byJan Jonkman
Succeeded byJohan van Maarseveen
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
4 June 1946 – 7 August 1948
Parliamentary groupCatholic People's Party
Personal details
Born
Emmanuel Marie Joseph Antony Sassen

(1911-09-11)11 September 1911
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Died20 December 1995(1995-12-20) (aged 84)
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Political partyChristian Democratic Appeal
(from 1980)
Other political
affiliations
Catholic People's Party
(1945–1980)
Roman Catholic
State Party
(1938–1945)
OccupationPolitician

Emmanuel Marie Joseph Antony "Maan" Sassen (11 September 1911 – 20 December 1995) was a Dutch politician, who served as European Commissioner for Competition in the Rey Commission from 1967 to 1971.[1]

Career[edit]

Sassen studied law and earned a doctorate. From 1936 to 1950 he worked as a lawyer and district attorney. In 1939 he became a member of the States of North Brabant. In 1946 he was elected to the Dutch House of Representatives for the Katholieke Volkspartij (KVP). He served as Minister responsible for the Dutch Colonies (1948–1949) and as European Commissioner for Competition in the Rey Commission from 1967 to 1971.

He was a member of the Common Assembly of the European Coal and Steel Community from its establishment in 1952 and was the first President of the Christian Democratic group, the predecessor of the European People's Party Group.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schrijver, N. J. (2011). Netherlands Yearbook of International Law - 2003. Cambridge University Press. p. 100. ISBN 9789067041881. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
Preceded by
Sicco Mansholt
Dutch European Commissioner
1967–1971
Succeeded by
Sicco Mansholt
Preceded by
Hans von der Groeben
European Commissioner for Competition
1967–1971
Succeeded by
Albert Borschette