Jelle Zijlstra

42nd Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1918-2001)
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Jelle Zijlstra (Augustus 27, 1918 in Oosterbierum - December 23, 2001 in Wassenaar) was a Dutch economist and a politician of the Anti-Revolutionary Party (ARP).

Zijlstra studied economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and was a economics professor at the Free University Amsterdam.

He was prime minister from 1966 to 1967. He was also a government minister, a member-parliamentary leader of the Second Chamber and a member of the First Chamber.

After his political career he was president of De Nederlandsche Bank, the Dutch central bank.

Zijlstra was a Reformed Christian. He died in 2001, aged 83.