Pieter Beelaerts van Blokland

Dutch politician

Jonkheer Pieter Adriaan Cornelis Beelaerts van Blokland (8 December 1932 – 22 September 2021) was a Dutch politician. He was a member of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA).


Pieter Beelaerts van Blokland
Minister Beelaerts van Blokland opent laatste gedeelte van nieuwe stadhuis van Hoorn (NH) Beelaerts van Blokland, Bestanddeelnr 931-5462.jpg
Pieter Beelaerts van Blokland in 1981
Mayor of Hengelo
In office
1 January 1999 – 1 October 2000
Ad interim
Preceded byWolter Lemstra
Succeeded byFrank Kerckhaert
Queen's Commissioner of Utrecht
In office
16 October 1985 – 1 January 1998
MonarchBeatrix
Preceded byPieter van Dijke
Succeeded byBoele Staal
Mayor of Apeldoorn
In office
1 September 1981 – 16 October 1985
Preceded byFrans Dijckmeester
Succeeded byTon Hubers
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
10 June 1981 – 9 September 1981
Parliamentary groupChristian Democratic Appeal
Minister of Housing
and Spatial Planning
In office
19 December 1977 – 1 September 1981
Prime MinisterDries van Agt
Preceded byHans Gruijters
Succeeded byDany Tuijnman (Ad interim)
Mayor of Amstelveen
In office
1 January 1971 – 19 December 1977
Preceded byDirk Rijnders
Succeeded byWilhem Quarles van Ufford
Mayor of Vianen
In office
1 April 1967 – 1 January 1971
Preceded byGovert Pellikaan
Succeeded byJan van Wijk
Mayor of Wolphaartsdijk
In office
1 February 1963 – 1 April 1967
Preceded byBarend ter Haar Romeny
Succeeded byAdriaan Hack (Ad interim)
Personal details
Born
Pieter Adriaan Cornelis Beelaerts van Blokland

(1932-12-08)8 December 1932
Heerjansdam, Netherlands
Died22 September 2021(2021-09-22) (aged 88)
Political partyChristian Democratic Appeal
(from 1980)
Other political
affiliations
Christian Historical Union
(until 1980)
Spouse(s)
Ulrica Bentinck
(m. 1961; her death 2018)
Children3 children
ResidenceAmstelveen, Netherlands
Alma materDelft University of Technology
(Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Architecture)
OccupationPolitician · Civil servant · Urban planner · Businessman · Corporate director · Nonprofit director · Lobbyist

He was Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment from 1977 to 1981. In 1981, he was an MP. Beelaerts van Blokland was mayor of Wolphaartsdijk, Vianen, Amstelveen, Apeldoorn, and Hengelo. He was also Queen's Commissioner of the Province of Utrecht from 1985 to 1998.[1]

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