Yvonne Timmerman-Buck

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Yvonne Timmerman-Buck
Yvonne Timmerman-Buck.jpg
Yvonne Timmerman in 2005
Member of the Council of State
Assumed office
1 November 2009
Vice President
President of the Senate
In office
17 June 2003 – 6 October 2009
Preceded byGerrit Braks
Succeeded byRené van der Linden
Parliamentary leader in the Senate
In office
2 October 2001 – 17 June 2003
Preceded byGerrit Braks
Succeeded byJos Werner
Parliamentary groupChristian Democratic Appeal
Member of the Senate
In office
8 July 1999 – 1 November 2009
Parliamentary groupChristian Democratic Appeal
Personal details
Yvonne Elisabeth Marie Antoinette Buck

(1956-07-26) 26 July 1956 (age 63)
Kerkrade, Netherlands
Political partyChristian Democratic Appeal
(from 1980)
Other political
Catholic People's Party
(until 1980)
Maximiliaan Timmerman (m. 1981)
Children3 children
FatherWerner Buck (1925–2010)
ResidenceThe Hague, Netherlands
Alma materTilburg University
(Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws)
OccupationPolitician · Civil servant · Jurist · Researcher · Nonprofit director · Media administrator · Academic administrator

Yvonne Elisabeth Marie Antoinette Timmerman-Buck (born 26 July 1956) is a Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party and jurist. She has been a Member of the Council of State since 1 November 2009.

Early life[edit]

Timmerman-Buck was born in Kerkrade on 26 July 1956. Her father Werner Buck was a politician of the Catholic People's Party and was State Secretary of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment in the Cabinet Biesheuvel I.


Timmerman-Buck was vice president of the Dutch Equal Treatment Commission from 1994 until 2001.

Timmerman-Buck was a Senator from June 1999 until November 2009. She was President of the Senate in the period 2003-2009, the first female to have the position.[1][2] Timmerman-Buck has been a member of the State Council since 1 November 2009.

Personal life[edit]

Timmerman-Buck has been married to Maximiliaan Timmerman since 1981.


Ribbon bar Honour Country Date Comment
NLD Order of Orange-Nassau - Knight BAR.png Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau Netherlands 30 April 2006


  1. ^ Banks, Arthur S; Overstreet, William; Muller, Thomas (2008). Political Handbook of the World 2008. CQ Press. p. 942.
  2. ^ Ermert, Monika (11 July 2006). "EU IP Enforcement Directive Questioned On Procedure". Intellectual Propert Watch.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Gerrit Braks
Parliamentary leader of the
Christian Democratic Appeal
in the Senate

Succeeded by
Jos Werner
Civic offices
Preceded by
Vice Chairwoman of the
Equal Treatment Commission

Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by
Gerrit Braks
President of the Senate
Succeeded by
René van der Linden
Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Chairwoman of the
Marga Klompé Foundation

Media offices
Preceded by
Chairwoman of the
Catholic Radio Broadcasting

Succeeded by
Paul Rüpp