Piet Steenkamp

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His Excellency
Piet Steenkamp
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Piet Steenkamp in 1971
Member of the Senate of the Netherlands
In office
22 June 1965 – 8 June 1999
President of the Senate of the Netherlands
In office
13 September 1983 – 11 June 1991
Preceded by Theo Thurlings
Succeeded by Herman Tjeenk Willink
Chairman of the Christian Democratic Appeal
In office
23 June 1973 – 11 October 1980
Leader Dries van Agt (1976–1980)
Preceded by New title
Succeeded by Piet Bukman
Personal details
Born Petrus Antonius Josephus Maria Steenkamp
(1925-03-08)8 March 1925
Uithoorn, Netherlands
Died 8 January 2016(2016-01-08) (aged 90)
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party Christian Democratic Appeal
(from 1980)
Other political
affiliations
Catholic People's Party
(until 1980)
Spouse(s) Constance Nolet
(m. 1950–2008; her death)
Children 3 sons
Alma mater Tilburg University
(Bachelor of Economics, Master of Economics, Doctor of Philosophy)
Occupation Politician
Economist
Historian
Businessman
Corporate director
Professor

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

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, Noord-Brabant on 8 January 2016, 90 years old.[1]

Decorations[edit]

Honours
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)
NLD Order of Orange-Nassau - Commander BAR.png Commander of the Order of Oranje-Nassau Netherlands 29 April 1985

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Official
Party political offices
New title Chairman of the Christian Democratic Appeal
1973–1980
Succeeded by
Piet Bukman
Political offices
Preceded by
Theo Thurlings
President of the Senate of the Netherlands
1983–1991
Succeeded by
Herman Tjeenk Willink
Honorary titles
New title Honorary Chairman of the Christian Democratic Appeal
1980–2016
Title abolished