Roelof Kruisinga

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Roelof Kruisinga

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Roelof Kruisinga in 1973
Member of the Senate
In office
10 June 1981 – 11 June 1991
Parliamentary groupChristian Democratic Appeal
Minister of Defence
In office
19 December 1977 – 4 March 1978
Prime MinisterDries van Agt
Preceded byBram Stemerdink
Succeeded byJan de Koning (Ad interim)
Leader of the Christian Historical Union
In office
1 July 1973 – 25 May 1977
Preceded byArnold Tilanus
Succeeded byOffice abolished
State Secretary for Transport
and Water Management
In office
28 July 1971 – 20 March 1973
Prime MinisterBarend Biesheuvel
Preceded byMike Keyzer
Succeeded byMichel van Hulten
Parliamentary leader in the
House of Representatives
In office
1 July 1973 – 25 May 1977
Preceded byArnold Tilanus
Succeeded byOffice abolished
In office
6 July 1971 – 28 July 1971
Preceded byBé Udink
Succeeded byJur Mellema
Parliamentary groupChristian Historical Union
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
19 December 1972 – 19 December 1977
In office
11 May 1971 – 28 July 1971
Parliamentary groupChristian Historical Union
State Secretary for Social
Affairs
and Health
In office
18 April 1967 – 6 July 1971
Prime MinisterPiet de Jong
Preceded byJosé de Meijer
Louis Bartels
Succeeded byKoos Rietkerk
(as State Secretary for Social Affairs)
Personal details
Born
Roelof Johannes Hendrik Kruisinga

(1922-08-27)27 August 1922
Grijpskerk, Netherlands
Died7 December 2012(2012-12-07) (aged 90)
Wassenaar, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Political partyChristian Democratic Appeal
(from 1980)
Other political
affiliations
Christian Historical Union
(until 1980)
Spouse(s)
Anna van Beek
(m. 1950; his death 2012)
ChildrenJurjen Kruisinga
Hugo Kruisinga
Alma materUniversity of Groningen
(Bachelor of Medical Sciences, Master of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy)
OccupationPolitician · Physician · Otolaryngologist · Medical researcher · Hospital administrator

Roelof Johannes Hendrik Kruisinga (27 August 1922 – 7 December 2012) was a Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA).[1]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Kruisinga was born in Grijpskerk. His family was doopsgezind, but Kruisinga decided not to be baptized and to become a member of the Dutch Reformed Church. As a physician he specialised in otolaryngology and he received his doctorate at the University of Groningen in 1955.

Politics[edit]

He held different positions as a physician before he became State Secretary for Social Affairs and Health and subsequently State Secretary for the State Secretary for Transport
and Water Management
. From 1971 to 1977 he was leader of the Christian Historical Union. He was Minister of Defense under Prime Minister Dries van Agt from 1977 to 1978. In the early eighties he became vice-president of the World Health Organization. Afterwards he became a member of the Senate, serving from 1981 to 1991 and representing the Christian Democratic Appeal. He died, aged 90, in Wassenaar.

Decorations[edit]

Honours
Ribbon bar Honour Country Date Comment
NLD Order of the Dutch Lion - Knight BAR.png Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion Netherlands 8 June 1973
NLD Order of Orange-Nassau - Commander BAR.png Commander of the Order of Orange-Nassau Netherlands 10 December 1980

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Dutch) "Oud-minister Kruisinga overleden". NOS. 10 December 2012. Retrieved 11 December 2012.

External links[edit]

Official
Party political offices
Preceded by
Bé Udink
Parliamentary leader of the
Christian Historical Union
in the House of Representatives

1971
1973–1977
Succeeded by
Jur Mellema
Preceded by
Arnold Tilanus
Succeeded by
Office abolished
Leader of the Christian Historical Union
1973–1977
Political offices
Preceded by
José de Meijer
Louis Bartels
State Secretary for Social
Affairs
and Health

1967–1971
Succeeded by
Koos Rietkerk
as State Secretary for Social Affairs
Preceded by
Mike Keyzer
State Secretary for Transport
and Water Management

1971–1973
Succeeded by
Michel van Hulten
Preceded by
Bram Stemerdink
Minister of Defence
1977–1978
Succeeded by
Jan de Koning
Ad interim