Eduard "Ed" van Thijn (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈeːdyɑrt ˈɛt fɑn ˈtɛi̯n];[1] born 16 August 1934) is a retired Dutch politician of the Labour Party (PvdA).

Early life

Eduard van Thijn was born on 16 August 1934 in Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

Career

He served as a Member of the House of Representatives from 23 February 1967 until 11 September 1981. When Joop den Uyl became Prime Minister, Van Thijn became the Parliamentary leader in the House of Representatives, serving from 15 May 1973 until 16 January 1978. He became Minister of the Interior serving from 11 September 1981 until 29 May 1982 in the Cabinet Van Agt II and again a Member of the House of Representatives from 16 September 1982 until 16 June 1983. He became Mayor of Amsterdam, serving as Mayor from 16 June 1983 until resignation on 18 January 1994 to become again Minister of the Interior serving from 18 January 1994 until 27 May 1994, when he resigned following the IRT-affair. He later served as a Member of the Senate from 8 June 1999 until 12 June 2007.[2]

Personal life

Although not raised religiously observant, in recent years he orients himself with Progressive Judaism.

Decorations

Bibliography

  • Brouwer, Jan Willem; van Merriënboer, Johan (2001). Van buitengaats naar Binnenhof: P.J.S. de Jong, een biografie. Netherlands: Sdu Uitgevers. ISBN 9789012087742. 

References

  1. ^ van in isolation: [vɑn].[citation needed]
  2. ^ (Dutch) Archief Ed van Thijn

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Joop den Uyl
Parliamentary leader of the Labour Party
in the House of Representatives

1973–1978
Succeeded by
Joop den Uyl
Government offices
Preceded by
Hans Wiegel
Minister of the Interior
1981–1982
Succeeded by
Max Rood
Preceded by
Ernst Hirsch Ballin
Minister of the Interior
1994
Succeeded by
Dieuwke de Graaff-Nauta
Political offices
Preceded by
Wim Polak
Mayor of Amsterdam
1982–1994
Succeeded by
Schelto Patijn