Frits Korthals Altes

Dutch politician

Frederik "Frits" Korthals Altes (born 15 May 1931) is a retired Dutch politician. He was a member of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD). He became Minister of State on 26 October 2001.

Frits Korthals Altes
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Frits Korthals Altes in 2001
President of the Senate
In office
11 March 1997 – 2 October 2001
Preceded byHerman Tjeenk Willink
Succeeded byGerrit Braks
Parliamentary leader in the Senate
In office
13 June 1995 – 11 March 1997
Preceded byDavid Luteijn
Succeeded byLeendert Ginjaar
Parliamentary groupPeople's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
14 September 1989 – 11 June 1991
Parliamentary groupPeople's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Minister of the Interior
In office
26 January 1987 – 3 February 1987
Ad interim
Prime MinisterRuud Lubbers
Preceded byKees van Dijk
Succeeded byJan de Koning (Ad interim)
In office
20 February 1986 – 12 March 1986
Ad interim
Prime MinisterRuud Lubbers
Preceded byKoos Rietkerk
Succeeded byRudolf de Korte
Minister of Justice
In office
4 November 1982 – 7 November 1989
Prime MinisterRuud Lubbers
Preceded byJob de Ruiter
Succeeded byErnst Hirsch Ballin
Member of the Senate
In office
11 June 1991 – 2 October 2001
In office
10 June 1981 – 4 November 1982
Parliamentary groupPeople's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Chairman of the People's Party
for Freedom and Democracy
In office
15 March 1975 – 22 May 1981
LeaderHans Wiegel
Preceded byHaya van Someren
Succeeded byJan Kamminga
Personal details
Born
Frederik Korthals Altes

(1931-05-15) 15 May 1931 (age 89)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Political partyPeople's Party for
Freedom and Democracy

(from 1956)
Spouse(s)
Titia Kist
(m. 1965; div. 1985)

Hendrika Matthijssen (m. 1985)
Children3 sons
ResidenceRotterdam, Netherlands
Alma materLeiden University
(Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws)
OccupationPolitician · Jurist · Lawyer · Corporate director · Nonprofit director · Editor · Author

Altes was Chairman of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy from 15 March 1975 until 22 May 1981. He was elected as a Member of the Senate, taking office on 10 June 1981. After the election of 1982, Altes was appointed as Minister of Justice, taking office on 4 November 1982.

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