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James Leonard JANSSEN VAN RAAY, Dutch Member of the European Parliament. member Honorary Escort to the Queen, 1968-1975; Honorary Chairman, Professor Football players, 1984-1986; Honorary Consul of the Republic of Singapore in the Kingdom of the Netherlands; Bundsverdienstkreuz, Federation Repub. of Germany.


JANSSEN VAN RAAY, James Leonard was born on June 1, 1932 in Muntok, Indonesia. Parents: Johan Floris Janssen van Raay and Coby Janssen van Raay (née Wuppermann).


Primary school. The Hague, 1938-1940, and Bandung, 1940-1942. Japanese concentration Camp, 1942-1945. Grammar school beta, 194650.

Leyden University, Law, Masters degree, 1950-1954. Rotterdam University, introductory economics, 1953. Spoken languages: Dutch.

English, French, German, Spanish, Bahasa Indonesian.


Secretary CHU (now part of Christen Democratisch Appel (Christian Democratic Appeal)) 1971. Vice-Chairman, Christen Democratisch Appel (Christian Democratic Appeal), 1975-1980. Member City Council, Rotterdam, 1977-1979.

Member of the European Parliament and Christian Democratic Union Spokesman on Legal Affairs and Transport, 1979-1984. Re-elected Member of the European Parliament November 1986 and June 1989 European People's Party. Chairman Christen Democratisch Appel (Christian Democratic Appeal) Working group on Europe.

1984-1986; Chairman Christen Democratisch Appel (Christian Democratic Appeal), Rotterdam, 1984-1986. Member Interparliamentary Delegation ASEAN, 1979-1984 and 1989-1994. Chairman, Metallicus-Pension Fund, 1967-1987.

Chairman, Vertom Shipping Company, 1970. Chairman and Co-founder, International Federation Professor Football players, 1978. Member Supervisory Board, Nestlé Nederland, 1985.

Member Supervisory Board, OHRA - Insurance, 1987.




Clubs: Royal Yacht Club ‘De Maas’, Rotterdam. Royal Shooting Club, Rotterdam. Cavalry and Guards Club, London.


Spouse Dieuwke Robertson. Children: Anna Beata, Anna Catherina, Johan Floris.