Ruud Lubbers

Dutch politician

Rudolphus Franciscus Marie "Ruud" Lubbers (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈryt ˈlʏbərs]  ( listen); 7 May 1939 – 14 February 2018) was a Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA). He served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 4 November 1982 until 22 August 1994. He was the youngest and longest serving Prime Minister in Dutch history.[1]


Ruud Lubbers
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Prime Minister of the Netherlands
In office
4 November 1982 – 22 August 1994
MonarchBeatrix
Deputy
Preceded byDries van Agt
Succeeded byWim Kok
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
In office
1 January 2001 – 20 February 2005
Preceded bySadako Ogata
Succeeded byAntónio Guterres
Leader of the Christian Democratic Appeal
In office
6 November 1982 – 29 January 1994
Preceded byDries van Agt
Succeeded byElco Brinkman
Parliamentary leader of the Christian Democratic Appeal in the House of Representatives of the Netherlands
In office
14 September 1989 – 7 November 1989
Preceded byBert de Vries
Succeeded byElco Brinkman
In office
3 June 1986 – 14 July 1986
Preceded byBert de Vries
Succeeded byBert de Vries
In office
24 Augustus 1981 – 4 November 1982
Preceded byDries van Agt
Succeeded byBert de Vries
In office
7 November 1978 – 10 June 1981
Preceded byWim Aantjes
Succeeded byDries van Agt
Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands
In office
14 September 1989 – 7 November 1989
In office
3 June 1986 – 14 July 1986
In office
22 December 1977 – 4 November 1982
In office
8 June 1977 – 8 September 1977
Minister of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands
In office
11 May 1973 – 19 December 1977
Prime MinisterJoop den Uyl
Preceded byHarry Langman
Succeeded byGijs van Aardenne
Personal details
Born
Rudolphus Franciscus Marie Lubbers

(1939-05-07)7 May 1939
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died14 February 2018(2018-02-14) (aged 78)
Rotterdam, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Political partyChristian Democratic Appeal
(from 1980)
Other political
affiliations
Catholic People's Party
(1964–1980)
Spouse(s)Ria Lubbers-Hoogeweegen (m. 1962)
ChildrenPaul
Bart
Heleen
ResidenceRotterdam, Netherlands
Dalfsen, Netherlands
Alma materErasmus University
(Master of Economics)
OccupationPolitician
Diplomat
Economist
Businessman
Activist
Professor
Signature

In January 2001, Lubbers became the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. He resigned in February 2005 after a worker accused Lubbers of sexual harassment.

Lubbers died on 14 February 2018 in Rotterdam, at the age of 78.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Longest-Serving Dutch Premier, Ruud Lubbers, Dies at 78". The New York Times. 14 February 2018. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  2. Ruud Lubbers, former Dutch prime minister, dies

Other websitesEdit

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