Berend Jan Udink
He was elected in the Rijnmondraad (Council of Rijnmond), a local council of representatives of Rijnmond, in 1965. Two years later, in 1967, he became Minister for Development Cooperation in the Cabinet-De Jong, a post he held till 1971. In 1971, Udink became minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management in the Cabinets-Biesheuvel I and II.
His political career ended in 1973. From 1973 till 1978 he was member of the Board of Directors of the Overzeese Gas- en Elektriciteitsmaatschappij N.V. (as Dutch gas and electricity company) and from 1978 till 1980 he served as its President.
Udink was married with three children and a Remonstrant.
- (in Dutch) Oud-minister Udink (CHU) overleden, NOS, May 2016
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- (in Dutch) Drs. B.J. (Bé) Udink Parlement.com