Piet Steenkamp

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Piet Steenkamp
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Piet Steenkamp in 1971
President of the Senate
In office
13 September 1983 – 11 June 1991
Preceded byTheo Thurlings
Succeeded byHerman Tjeenk Willink
Chairman of the Christian
Democratic Appeal
In office
23 June 1973 – 11 October 1980
LeaderDries van Agt (1976–1980)
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byPiet Bukman
Member of the Senate
In office
22 June 1965 – 8 June 1999
Parliamentary groupChristian Democratic Appeal
Catholic People's Party
Personal details
Petrus Antonius Josephus Maria Steenkamp

(1925-03-08)8 March 1925
Uithoorn, Netherlands
Died8 January 2016(2016-01-08) (aged 90)
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Political partyChristian Democratic Appeal
(from 1980)
Other political
Catholic People's Party
(until 1980)
Spouse(s)Constance Nolet
(m. 1950–2008; her death)
Children3 sons
Alma materTilburg University
(Bachelor of Economics, Master of Economics, Doctor of Philosophy)
Corporate director

Petrus Antonius Josephus Maria "Piet" Steenkamp (8 March 1925 – 8 January 2016) was a Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party.

From 1949 to 1954, Steenkamp was a business economics employee in his father's factory, the N.V. Uithoornse Bacon and Conservenfabriek "De Hoorn". He was then a member of the Board of Directors of this company until September 1, 1966.[1] He introduced the distribution of profits and employee participation in the plant.[2]

He played an important role in the formation of the party and is therefore referred to as the father of the CDA. He was president of the Dutch Senate from 1983 to 1991. He was succeeded by Herman Tjeenk Willink.

His son Jan-Benedict is a renowned marketing scholar, author and distinguished professor of Marketing at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

He died in Eindhoven, North Brabant on 8 January 2016, 90 years old.[3]


Ribbon bar Honour Country Date Comment
NLD Order of the Dutch Lion - Commander BAR.png Commander of the Order of the Netherlands Lion Netherlands 24 August 1990 Elevated from Knight
(30 October 1976)
Order of Orange-Nassau ribbon - Commander.svg Commander of the Order of Oranje-Nassau Netherlands 29 April 1985


  1. ^ "Dr. P.A.J.M. (Piet) Steenkamp". www.parlement.com (in Dutch). Retrieved 2022-06-20.
  2. ^ "Rien Fraanje, De getuigenis van Piet Steenkamp, cda.nl, 12 januari 2016".
  3. ^ Geestelijk vader CDA Piet Steenkamp (90) overleden.

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Party political offices
New title Chairman of the Christian Democratic Appeal
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by President of the Senate
Succeeded by
Honorary titles
New title Honorary Chairman of the Christian Democratic Appeal
Title abolished