Relus ter Beek

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Relus ter Beek
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Queen's Commissioner of Drenthe
In office
1 January 1995 – 29 September 2008
Monarch Beatrix
Preceded by Margreeth de Boer
Succeeded by Jacques Tichelaar
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
17 May 1994 – 1 January 1995
Minister of Defence
In office
7 November 1989 – 22 August 1994
Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers
Preceded by Frits Bolkestein
Succeeded by Joris Voorhoeve
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
11 May 1971 – 7 November 1989
Personal details
Born Aurelus Louis ter Beek
(1944-01-18)18 January 1944
Coevorden, Netherlands
Died 29 September 2008(2008-09-29) (aged 64)
Assen, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party Labour Party
Spouse(s) Annechien Ties (1969-2008)
Alma mater University of Amsterdam (B.A.)
Occupation Politician, civil servant

Aurelus Louis "Relus" ter Beek (18 January 1944 – 29 September 2008) was a Dutch politician of the Labour Party (PvdA). He served as a Member of the House of Representatives from 11 May 1971 until 7 November 1989 when he became Minister of Defence serving from 7 November 1989 until 22 August 1994 in the third Lubbers cabinet. He returned as a Member of the House of Representatives serving from 17 May 1994 until his resignation on 1 January 1995 to become the Queen's Commissioner of Drenthe, he served for thirteen years until his death on 29 September 2008 from lung cancer at the age of 64.[1][2][3]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Frits Bolkestein
Minister of Defence
1989–1994
Succeeded by
Joris Voorhoeve
Preceded by
Margreeth de Boer
Queen's Commissioner of Drenthe
1995–2008
Succeeded by
Jacques Tichelaar