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Drs. Gerard VAN LEIJENHORST

Member of the Second Chamber

Drs. Gerard VAN LEIJENHORST, Dutch Member of the Second Chamber. Great Officer of the Order of OranjeNassau, 1986.

Background

VAN LEIJENHORST, Drs. Gerard was born on June 11, 1928 in Ede. Parents: Willem van Leijenhorst and Berendina van Driesten.

Education

Natural sciences and chemistry, Rÿksuniversiteit, Utrecht, 1950-1961. Spoken languages: English, German, French.

Career

Secretary, CHU, 1960-1971. Member of Second Chamber, for CHU 1971-1980, and for Christen Democratisch Appel (Christian Democratic Appeal), 1980- SI. Chairman of Ethnic minorities Committee.

Secretary of State, Binnenlandse business, 1981-1982. Secretary of State, Education and Science, 1982-1986. Member of Second Chamber, Christen Democratisch Appel (Christian Democratic Appeal), since 1986.

Chairman Parly Committee O&W.

Works

  • Over 100 articles concerning politics and theology in historical ‘Netherlander’.

Religion

Protestant.

Connections

Spouse Geertruida Hendrika Swets, 1956. Children: Helena Berendina, Willem Huibert, Robert Paul, Anne Mieke.