Franciscus Henricus Johannes Joseph "Frans" Andriessen (2 April 1929 in Utrecht – 22 March 2019) was a senior Dutch politician.
|European Commissioner for Trade|
6 January 1989 – 6 January 1993
|Preceded by||Willy De Clercq|
|Succeeded by||Hans van den Broek|
|European Commissioner for Competition|
6 January 1981 – 7 January 1985
|Preceded by||Raymond Vouel|
|Succeeded by||Peter Sutherland|
|Minister of Finance|
19 December 1977 – 22 February 1980
|Prime Minister||Dries van Agt|
|Preceded by||Wim Duisenberg|
|Succeeded by||Gijs van Aardenne|
|Born||2 April 1929|
|Died||22 March 2019(aged 89)|
|Political party||Catholic People's Party|
Christian Democratic Appeal
In 1967 he was first elected to the House of Representatives for the Katholieke Volkspartij (KVP). From 1971 to 1977 he was leader of the KVP. In 1977, the KVP merged with two protestant parties to form the Christen-Democratisch Appel (CDA).
Andriessen was one of few politicians to serve three terms as an EU Commissioner.