List of Ministers of Defence of the Netherlands

Minister of Defence of the Netherlands
Minister van Defensie
Ministry of Defence
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Incumbent
Ank Bijleveld

since 26 October 2017
Ministry of Defence
Style His/Her Excellency
Abbreviation MinDef
Member of Council of Ministers
Appointer Mark Rutte
as Prime Minister
Formation 16 February 1798 (1798-02-16)
First holder Gerrit Jan Pijman
(as Secretary of War)
Deputy Barbara Visser
as State Secretary for Defence
Salary 157,287 (As of 2017)
(including 4,193 of expenses)
Website (in English) Minister of Defence
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The Minister of Defence (Dutch: Minister van Defensie) is the head of the Ministry of Defence and a member of the Cabinet of the Netherlands. The current Minister of Defence is Ank Bijleveld of the Christian Democratic Appeal, who has been in office since 26 October 2017.[1]

List of Ministers of War (1901–1928)

Minister of War Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Lieutenant general
Johannes Bergansius
(1836–1913)
1 August 1901 –
17 August 1905
Independent
Christian Democrat

(Catholic)
Abraham Kuyper
(Kuyper)
[2]
General League of
Roman Catholic
Caucuses
Major general
Henri Staal
(1845–1920)
17 August 1905 –
7 April 1907
[Res]
Liberal Union Theo de Meester
(De Meester)
[3]
Ridder
Major general
Willem van Rappard
(1846–1913)
7 April 1907 –
12 February 1908
Independent
Liberal

(Classical Liberal)
Lieutenant general
Frederik Sabron
(1849–1916)
12 February 1908 –
27 July 1909
[Res]
Independent Theo Heemskerk
(T. Heemskerk)
[4]
Major general
Wouter Cool
(1848–1928)
27 July 1909 –
4 January 1911
[Res]
Independent
Liberal

(Conservative Liberal)
Major
Hendrikus Colijn
(1869–1944)
4 January 1911 –
29 August 1913
Anti-Revolutionary Party
Major general
Nicolaas Bosboom
(1855–1937)
29 August 1913 –
15 May 1917
[Res]
Independent
Liberal

(Conservative Liberal)
Pieter Cort van
der Linden

(Cort van der Linden)
[5]
Rear admiral
Jean Jacques
Rambonnet

(Minister of the Navy)
(1864–1942)
15 May 1917 –
15 June 1917
[Ad interim]
Independent
Liberal

(Classical Liberal)
Jonkheer
Bonifacius Cornelis
de Jonge

(1875–1958)
15 June 1917 –
9 September 1918
Christian Historical Union
Jonkheer
George Alting
von Geusau
(1864–1937)
9 September 1918 –
5 January 1920
[Res]
Roman Catholic
State Party
Charles Ruijs de
Beerenbrouck

(Ruijs de Beerenbrouck I)
[6]
Jonkheer
Charles Ruijs de
Beerenbrouck

(Prime Minister)
(1873–1936)
5 January 1920 –
31 March 1920
[Ad interim]
Roman Catholic
State Party
Lieutenant general
Willem Frederik Pop
(1858–1931)
31 March 1920 –
28 July 1921
[Res]
Independent
Captain
Jannes van Dijk
(1871–1954)
28 July 1921 –
4 August 1925
Anti-Revolutionary Party
Charles Ruijs de
Beerenbrouck

(Ruijs de Beerenbrouck II)
[7]
Major
Johan Lambooij
(also Minister of the Navy)
(1874–1942)
4 August 1925 –
8 March 1926
Roman Catholic
State Party
Hendrikus Colijn
(Colijn I)
[8]
Captain
Louis van Royen
(also Minister of the Navy)
(1865–1946)
8 March 1926 –
24 April 1926
[Res]
Independent
Liberal

(Classical Liberal)
Dirk Jan de Geer
(De Geer I)
[9]
Major
Johan Lambooij
(also Minister of the Navy)
(1874–1942)
24 April 1926 –
1 September 1928
Roman Catholic
State Party

List of Ministers of the Navy (1901–1928)

Minister of the Navy Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Vice admiral
Gerhardus Kruys
(1838–1902)
1 August 1901 –
12 December 1902
[Died]
Independent
Christian Democrat

(Protestant)
Abraham Kuyper
(Kuyper)
[2]
Lieutenant general
Johannes Bergansius
(Minister of War)
(1836–1913)
12 December 1902 –
16 March 1903
[Ad interim]
Independent
Christian Democrat

(Catholic)
Vice admiral
Abraham George Ellis
(1846–1916)
16 March 1903 –
17 August 1905
Independent
Captain
William Cohen Stuart
(1857–1935)
17 August 1905 –
5 August 1907
[Res]
Independent
Liberal

(Classical Liberal)
Theo de Meester
(De Meester)
[3]
Vice admiral
Jan Wentholt
(1851–1931)
5 August 1907 –
14 May 1912
[Res]
Independent
Liberal

(Classical Liberal)
Theo Heemskerk
(T. Heemskerk)
[4]
Major
Hendrikus Colijn
(also Minister of War)
(1869–1944)
14 May 1912 –
29 August 1913
Anti-Revolutionary Party
Rear admiral
Jean Jacques
Rambonnet

(1864–1942)
29 August 1913 –
28 June 1918
[Res]
Independent
Liberal

(Classical Liberal)
Pieter Cort van
der Linden

(Cort van der Linden)
[5]
Jonkheer
Bonifacius Cornelis
de Jonge

(Minister of War)
(1875–1958)
28 June 1918 –
9 September 1918
[Ad interim]
Christian Historical Union
Jonkheer
George Alting
von Geusau
(Minister of War)
(1864–1937)
9 September 1918 –
16 September 1918
[Ad interim]
Roman Catholic
State Party
Charles Ruijs de
Beerenbrouck

(Ruijs de Beerenbrouck I)
[6]
Vice admiral
Willem Naudin
ten Cate
(1860–1942)
16 September 1918 –
19 February 1919
[Res]
Independent
Christian Democrat

(Protestant)
Jonkheer
Charles Ruijs de
Beerenbrouck

(Prime Minister)
(1873–1936)
19 February 1919 –
19 April 1919
[Ad interim]
Roman Catholic
State Party
Hendrik Bijleveld
(1885–1954)
19 April 1919 –
5 January 1920
[Res]
Anti-Revolutionary Party
Hendrik van IJsselsteyn
(Minister of Agriculture, Industry
and Commerce
)

(1874–1942)
5 January 1920 –
31 March 1920
[Ad interim]
Independent
Christian Democrat

(Protestant)
Lieutenant general
Willem Frederik Pop
(also Minister of War)
(1858–1931)
31 March 1920 –
28 July 1921
[Res]
Independent
Captain
Jannes van Dijk
(also Minister of War)
(1871–1954)
28 July 1921 –
18 September 1922
Anti-Revolutionary Party
Lieutenant commander
Evert Pieter
Westerveld
(1873–1964)
18 September 1922 –
4 August 1925
Independent
Liberal

(Conservative Liberal)
Charles Ruijs de
Beerenbrouck

(Ruijs de Beerenbrouck II)
[7]
Major
Johan Lambooij
(also Minister of War)
(1874–1942)
4 August 1925 –
8 March 1926
Roman Catholic
State Party
Hendrikus Colijn
(Colijn I)
[8]
Captain
Louis van Royen
(also Minister of War)
(1865–1946)
8 March 1926 –
24 April 1926
[Res]
Independent
Liberal

(Classical Liberal)
Dirk Jan de Geer
(De Geer I)
[9]
Major
Johan Lambooij
(also Minister of War)
(1874–1942)
24 April 1926 –
1 September 1928
Roman Catholic
State Party

List of Ministers of Defence (1928–1941)

Minister of Defence Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Major
Johan Lambooij
(1874–1942)
1 September 1928 –
10 August 1929
Roman Catholic
State Party
Dirk Jan de Geer
(De Geer I)
[9]
Dr.
Laurentius Nicolaas
Deckers
(1883–1978)
10 August 1929 –
2 September 1935
[Appt]
Roman Catholic
State Party
Charles Ruijs de
Beerenbrouck

(De Beerenbrouck III)
[10]
Hendrikus Colijn
(Colijn II)
[11]
Hendrikus Colijn
(Colijn III)
[12]
Major
Dr.
Hendrikus Colijn
(Prime Minister)
(1869–1944)
2 September 1935 –
24 June 1937
Anti-Revolutionary Party
Captain
Dr.
Jannes van Dijk
(1871–1954)
24 June 1937 –
10 August 1939
Anti-Revolutionary Party Hendrikus Colijn
(Colijn IVV)
[13][14]
Major general
Adriaan Dijxhoorn
(1889–1953)
10 August 1939 –
12 June 1941
Independent
Liberal

(Conservative Liberal)
Dirk Jan de Geer
(De Geer II)
[15]
Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy
(Gerbrandy I)
[16]
Hendrik van Boeijen
(also Minister of the Interior)
(1889–1947)
12 June 1941 –
27 July 1941
[Ad interim]
Christian Historical Union

List of Ministers of War (1941–1948)

Minister of War Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Hendrik van Boeijen
(also Minister of the Interior)
(1889–1947)
27 July 1941 –
15 September 1942
Christian Historical Union Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy
(Gerbrandy II)
[16]
Jonkheer
Otto van Lidth
de Jeude

(1881–1952)
15 September 1942 –
23 February 1945
Liberal State Party
Lieutenant commander
Jim de Booy
(Minister of the Navy)
(1885–1969)
23 February 1945 –
4 April 1945
[Ad interim]
Independent
Liberal

(Classical Liberal)
Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy
(Gerbrandy III)
[17]
Major
Dr.
Jan de Quay
(1901–1985)
4 April 1945 –
25 June 1945
Roman Catholic
State Party
Jo Meynen
(1901–1980)
25 June 1945 –
3 July 1946
Anti-Revolutionary Party Willem Schermerhorn
(Schermerhorn–Drees)
[18]
Lieutenant colonel
Alexander Fiévez
(1902–1949)
3 July 1946 –
7 August 1948
Catholic People's Party Louis Beel
(Beel I)
[19]

List of Ministers of the Navy (1941–1948)

Minister of the Navy Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Lieutenant admiral
Johan Furstner
(1887–1970)
27 July 1941 –
23 February 1945
Independent
Conservative

(Liberal Conservative)
Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy
(Gerbrandy II)
[16]
Lieutenant commander
Jim de Booy
(1885–1969)
23 February 1945 –
3 July 1946
Independent
Liberal

(Classical Liberal)
Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy
(Gerbrandy III)
[17]
Willem Schermerhorn
(Schermerhorn–Drees)
[18]
Lieutenant colonel
Alexander Fiévez
(Minister of War)
(1902–1949)
3 July 1946 –
7 August 1946
[Ad interim]
Catholic People's Party Louis Beel
(Beel I)
[19]
Lieutenant commander
Jules Schagen
van Leeuwen
(1896–1976)
7 August 1946 –
25 November 1947
[Res]
Independent
Conservative

(Social Conservative)
Lieutenant colonel
Alexander Fiévez
(also Minister of War)
(1902–1949)
25 November 1947 –
7 August 1948
Catholic People's Party

List of Ministers of Defence (since 1948)

Minister of War
and the Navy
Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Captain
Wim Schokking
(1900–1960)
7 August 1948 –
16 October 1950
[Res]
Christian Historical Union Willem Drees
(Drees–Van Schaik)
[20]
Captain
Hans s'Jacob
(1906–1967)
16 October 1950 –
15 March 1951
Independent
Christian Democrat

(Protestant)
Sergeant
Kees Staf
(1905–1973)
15 March 1951 –
13 October 1956
Christian Historical Union Willem Drees
(Drees III)
[21][22]
Minister of Defence Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Sergeant
Kees Staf
(also Minister of Agriculture,
Fisheries and Food
Supplies
1958–1959)

(1905–1973)
13 October 1956 –
19 May 1959
Christian Historical Union Willem Drees
(Drees III)
[23]
Louis Beel
(Beel II)
[24]
Major general
Sidney J. van den Bergh
(1898–1977)
19 May 1959 –
1 August 1959
[Res]
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Jan de Quay
(De Quay)
[25]
Major
Dr.
Jan de Quay
(Prime Minister)
(1901–1985)
1 August 1959 –
4 September 1959
[Ad interim]
Catholic People's Party
Sergeant
Sim Visser
(1908–1983)
4 September 1959 –
24 July 1963
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Captain
Piet de Jong
(1915–2016)
24 July 1963 –
5 April 1967
Catholic People's Party Victor Marijnen
(Marijnen)
[26]
Jo Cals
(Cals)
[27]
Jelle Zijlstra
(Zijlstra)
[28]
Lieutenant general
Willem den Toom
(1911–1998)
5 April 1967 –
6 July 1971
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Piet de Jong
(De Jong)
[29]
Hans de Koster
(1914–1992)
6 July 1971 –
11 May 1973
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Barend Biesheuvel
(Biesheuvel III)
[30]
Henk Vredeling
(1924–2007)
11 May 1973 –
1 January 1977
[Appt]
Labour Party Joop den Uyl
(Den Uyl)
[31]
Captain
Bram Stemerdink
(born 1936)
1 January 1977 –
19 December 1977
Labour Party
Dr.
Roelof Kruisinga
(1922–2012)
19 December 1977 –
4 March 1978
[Res]
Christian Historical Union Dries van Agt
(Van Agt I)
[32]
Corporal
Jan de Koning
(Minister for Development
Cooperation
)

(1926–1994)
4 March 1978 –
8 March 1978
[Ad interim]
Anti-Revolutionary Party
Willem Scholten
(1927–2005)
8 March 1978 –
25 August 1980
[Appt]
Christian Historical Union
Captain
Pieter de Geus
(1929–2004)
25 August 1980 –
11 September 1981
Christian Historical Union
Christian Democratic Appeal
Sergeant
Hans van Mierlo
(1931–2010)
11 September 1981 –
4 November 1982
Democrats 66 Dries van Agt
(Van Agt IIIII)
[33][34]
Dr.
Job de Ruiter
(1930–2015)
4 November 1982 –
14 July 1986
Christian Democratic Appeal Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers I)
[35]
Dr.
Wim van Eekelen
(born 1931)
14 July 1986 –
6 September 1988
[Res]
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers II)
[36]
Piet Bukman
(Minister for Development
Cooperation
)

(born 1934)
6 September 1988 –
24 September 1988
[Ad interim]
Christian Democratic Appeal
Frits Bolkestein
(born 1933)
24 September 1988 –
7 November 1989
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Relus ter Beek
(1944–2008)
7 November 1989 –
22 August 1994
Labour Party Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers III)
[37]
Dr.
Joris Voorhoeve
(also Minister for Netherlands
Antilles and Aruba Affairs
)

(born 1945)
22 August 1994 –
3 August 1998
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Wim Kok
(Kok I)
[38]
Frank de Grave
(born 1955)
3 August 1998 –
22 July 2002
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Wim Kok
(Kok II)
[39]
Benk Korthals
(born 1944)
22 July 2002 –
12 December 2002
[Res]
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Jan Peter Balkenende
(Balkenende I)
[40]
Henk Kamp
(also Minister of Housing,
Spatial Planning and the
Environment
2002–2003)

(born 1952)
12 December 2002 –
22 February 2007
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Jan Peter Balkenende
(Balkenende IIIII)
[41][42]
Eimert van Middelkoop
(also Minister for Housing,
Communities and
Integration
2010)

(born 1949)
22 February 2007 –
14 October 2010
Christian Union Jan Peter Balkenende
(Balkenende IV)
[43]
Hans Hillen
(born 1947)
14 October 2010 –
5 November 2012
Christian Democratic Appeal Mark Rutte
(Rutte I)
[44]
Commander
Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert
(born 1973)
5 November 2012 –
4 October 2017
[Res]
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Mark Rutte
(Rutte II)
[45]
Dr.
Klaas Dijkhoff
(born 1981)
4 October 2017 –
26 October 2017
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Ank Bijleveld
(born 1962)
26 October 2017 –
Incumbent
Christian Democratic Appeal Mark Rutte
(Rutte III)
[46]
Source: (in Dutch) Kabinetten 1945-heden Parlement & Politiek
Res Resigned.
Ad interim Served ad interim.
Appt Appointment: Laurentius Nicolaas Deckers appointed Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries; Henk Vredeling appointed European Commissioner; Willem Scholten appointed Vice President of the Council of State.

Living former Ministers of Defence

Minister of Defence Term Age
Bram Stemerdink 1977 6 March 1936
Wim van Eekelen 1986–1988 5 February 1931
Piet Bukman 1988 7 February 1934
Frits Bolkestein 1988–1989 4 April 1933
Joris Voorhoeve 1994–1998 22 December 1945
Frank de Grave 1998–2002 27 June 1955
Benk Korthals 2002 5 October 1944
Henk Kamp 2002–2007 23 July 1952
Eimert van Middelkoop 2007–2010 14 February 1949
Hans Hillen 2010–2012 17 June 1947
Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert 2012–2017 7 April 1973
Klaas Dijkhoff 2017 13 January 1981

List of State Secretaries for Defence

State Secretary for Defence Portfolio Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Vice admiral
Harry Moorman
(1899–1971)
• Navy 1 May 1949 –
27 November 1950
Catholic People's Party Willem Drees
(Drees–Van SchaikDrees I)
[20][21]
• Army
• Navy
• Air Force
27 November 1950 –
1 June 1951
• Navy 1 June 1951 –
19 May 1959
Willem Drees
(Drees IIIII)
[22][23]
Louis Beel
(Beel II)
[24]
Wim Fockema Andreae
(1909–1996)
• Army
• Air Force
1 May 1949 –
27 November 1950
[Res]
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Willem Drees
(Drees–Van Schaik)
[20]
Ferdinand Kranenburg
(1911–1994)
• Army
• Air Force
1 June 1951 –
1 June 1958
[Res]
Labour Party Willem Drees
(Drees III)
[21][22]
Willem Drees
(Drees III)
[23]
Meine van Veen
(1893–1970)
25 October 1958 –
22 December 1958
Labour Party
Lieutenant general
Michael Calmeyer
(1895–1990)
• Army
• Air Force
19 June 1959 –
24 July 1963
Christian Historical Union Jan de Quay
(De Quay)
[25]
Captain
Piet de Jong
(1915–2016)
• Navy 25 June 1959 –
24 July 1963
Catholic People's Party
Vice admiral
Adri van Es
(1913–1994)
• Navy 14 August 1963 –
6 July 1971
Anti-Revolutionary Party Victor Marijnen
(Marijnen)
[26]
Jo Cals
(Cals)
[27]
Jelle Zijlstra
(Zijlstra)
[28]
Piet de Jong
(De Jong)
[29]
• Personnel Affairs
• Equipment Policy
• Veteran Affairs
6 July 1971 –
16 September 1972
[Res]
Barend Biesheuvel
(Biesheuvel III)
[30]
Major general
Joop Haex
(1911–2002)
• Army 14 August 1963 –
14 April 1965
Christian Historical Union Victor Marijnen
(Marijnen)
[26]
Major general
Willem den Toom
(1911–1998)
• Air Force 25 November 1963 –
14 April 1965
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Lieutenant
Gerard Peijnenburg
(1919–2000)
• Army 13 May 1965 –
5 April 1967
Independent
Christian Democrat

(Catholic)
Jo Cals
(Cals)
[27]
Jelle Zijlstra
(Zijlstra)
[28]
Colonel
Jan Borghouts
(1910–1966)
• Air Force 12 July 1965 –
5 February 1966
[Died]
Catholic People's Party Jo Cals
(Cals)
[27]
Lieutenant general
Heije Schaper
(1906–1996)
22 June 1966 –
5 April 1967
Independent
Liberal

(Conservative Liberal)
Jelle Zijlstra
(Zijlstra)
[28]
Major general
Joop Haex
(1911–2002)
• Army 18 April 1967 –
6 July 1971
Christian Historical Union Piet de Jong
(De Jong)
[29]
Sergeant
Bob Duynstee
(1920–2014)
• Air Force 28 April 1967 –
6 July 1971
Catholic People's Party
Joep Mommersteeg
(1917–1991)
• Personnel Affairs 11 May 1973 –
1 March 1974
[Res]
Catholic People's Party Joop den Uyl
(Den Uyl)
[31]
Brigadier general
Cees van Lent
(1922–2000)
11 March 1974 –
11 September 1981
Catholic People's Party
Christian Democratic Appeal Dries van Agt
(Van Agt I)
[32]
Captain
Bram Stemerdink
(born 1936)
• Equipment Policy
• Military Justice
11 May 1973 –
1 January 1977
[Appt]
Labour Party Joop den Uyl
(Den Uyl)
[31]
Dr.
Wim van Eekelen
(born 1931)
• Equipment Policy
• Military Justice
20 January 1978 –
11 September 1981
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Dries van Agt
(Van Agt I)
[32]
Captain
Bram Stemerdink
(born 1936)
• Equipment Policy
• Military Justice
11 September 1981 –
29 May 1982
[Res]
Labour Party Dries van Agt
(Van Agt II)
[33]
Second lieutenant
Jan van Houwelingen
(1939–2013)
• Personnel Affairs
• Veteran Affairs
14 September 1981 –
7 November 1989
Christian Democratic Appeal
• Personnel Affairs
• Equipment Policy
• Veteran Affairs
Dries van Agt
(Van Agt III)
[34]
• Equipment Policy Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers I)
[35]
• Personnel Affairs
• Equipment Policy
• Veteran Affairs
Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers II)
[36]
Charl Schwietert
(born 1943)
• Personnel Affairs 8 November 1982 –
11 November 1982
[Res]
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers I)
[35]
Willem Hoekzema
(born 1939)
19 November 1982 –
14 July 1986
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Baron
Berend-Jan van
Voorst tot Voorst

(born 1944)
• Equipment Policy
• Military Justice
• Veteran Affairs
7 November 1989 –
1 June 1993
[Appt]
Christian Democratic Appeal Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers III)
[37]
Lieutenant colonel
Ton Frinking
(born 1931)
1 June 1993 –
22 August 1994
Christian Democratic Appeal
Lieutenant commander
Jan Gmelich Meijling
(1936–2012)
• Personnel Affairs
• Equipment Policy
• Organizational Restructuring
• Veteran Affairs
22 August 1994 –
3 August 1998
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Wim Kok
(Kok I)
[38]
Lieutenant commander
Henk van Hoof
(born 1947)
• Personnel Affairs
• Equipment Policy
• Inter-Branch Cooperation
• Veteran Affairs
3 August 1998 –
22 July 2002
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Wim Kok
(Kok II)
[39]
Sergeant
Cees van der Knaap
(born 1951)
• Personnel Affairs
• Equipment Policy
22 July 2002 –
18 December 2007
[Appt]
Christian Democratic Appeal Jan Peter Balkenende
(Balkenende IIIIII)
[40][41][42]
Jan Peter Balkenende
(Balkenende IV)
[43]
Jack de Vries
(born 1968)
18 December 2007 –
18 May 2010
[Res]
Christian Democratic Appeal
Vacant
Barbara Visser
(born 1977)
• Personnel Affairs
• Equipment Policy
• Special Ops Policy
26 October 2017 –
Incumbent
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Mark Rutte
(Rutte III)
[46]
Source: (in Dutch) Kabinetten 1945-heden Parlement & Politiek
Res Resigned.
Died Died in office.
Appt Appointment: Bram Stemerdink appointed Minister of Defence; Berend-Jan van Voorst tot Voorst appointed Queen's Commissioners of Limburg; Cees van der Knaap appointed Mayor of Ede.

Living former State Secretaries for Defence

State Secretary
for Defence
Term Age
Bram Stemerdink 1973–1977
1981–1982
6 March 1936
Wim van Eekelen 1978–1981 5 February 1931
Charl Schwietert 1982 1 January 1943
Willem Hoekzema 1982–1986 21 July 1939
Berend-Jan van
Voorst tot Voorst
1989–1993 7 February 1944
Ton Frinking 1993–1994 1 February 1931
Henk van Hoof 1998–2002 9 November 1947
Cees van der Knaap 2002–2007 27 January 1951
Jack de Vries 2007–2010 25 July 1968

See also

References

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  3. 1 2 "Kabinet-De Meester". DeMeester. Parlement & Politiek.
  4. 1 2 "Kabinet-Heemskerk". T.Heemskerk. Parlement & Politiek.
  5. 1 2 "Kabinet-Cort van der Linden". CortvanderLinden. Parlement & Politiek.
  6. 1 2 "Kabinet-Ruijs de Beerenbrouck I". RuijsDeBeerenbrouckI. Parlement & Politiek.
  7. 1 2 "Kabinet-Ruijs de Beerenbrouck II". RuijsDeBeerenbrouckII. Parlement & Politiek.
  8. 1 2 "Kabinet-Colijn I". ColijnI. Parlement & Politiek.
  9. 1 2 3 "Kabinet-De Geer I". DeGeerI. Parlement & Politiek.
  10. "Kabinet-Ruijs de Beerenbrouck III". RuijsdeBeerenbrouckIII. Parlement & Politiek.
  11. "Kabinet-Colijn II". ColijnII. Parlement & Politiek.
  12. "Kabinet-Colijn III". ColijnIII. Parlement & Politiek.
  13. "Kabinet-Colijn IV". ColijnIV. Parlement & Politiek.
  14. "Kabinet-Colijn V". ColijnV. Parlement & Politiek.
  15. "Kabinet-De Geer II". DeGeerII. Parlement & Politiek.
  16. 1 2 3 "Kabinet-Gerbrandy I / II". GerbrandyI/II. Parlement & Politiek.
  17. 1 2 "Kabinet-Gerbrandy III". GerbrandyIII. Parlement & Politiek.
  18. 1 2 "Kabinet-Schermerhorn-Drees". SchermerhornDrees. Rijksoverheid.
  19. 1 2 "Kabinet-Beel I". BeelI. Rijksoverheid.
  20. 1 2 3 "Kabinet-Drees-Van Schaik". DreesVanSchaik. Rijksoverheid.
  21. 1 2 3 "Kabinet-Drees I". DreesI. Rijksoverheid.
  22. 1 2 3 "Kabinet-Drees II". DreesII. Rijksoverheid.
  23. 1 2 3 "Kabinet-Drees III". DreeslII. Rijksoverheid.
  24. 1 2 "Kabinet-Beel II". BeelII. Rijksoverheid.
  25. 1 2 "Kabinet-De Quay". DeQuay. Rijksoverheid.
  26. 1 2 3 "Kabinet-Marijnen". Marijnen. Rijksoverheid.
  27. 1 2 3 4 "Kabinet-Cals". Cals. Rijksoverheid.
  28. 1 2 3 4 "Kabinet-Zijlstra". Zijlstra. Rijksoverheid.
  29. 1 2 3 "Kabinet-De Jong". DeJong. Rijksoverheid.
  30. 1 2 "Kabinet-Biesheuvel". Biesheuvel. Rijksoverheid.
  31. 1 2 3 "Kabinet-Den Uyl". DenUyl. Rijksoverheid.
  32. 1 2 3 "Kabinet-Van Agt I". VanAgtI. Rijksoverheid.
  33. 1 2 "Kabinet-Van Agt II". VanAgtII. Rijksoverheid.
  34. 1 2 "Kabinet-Van Agt III". VanAgtIII. Rijksoverheid.
  35. 1 2 3 "Kabinet-Lubbers I". LubbersI. Rijksoverheid.
  36. 1 2 "Kabinet-Lubbers II". LubbersII. Rijksoverheid.
  37. 1 2 "Kabinet-Lubbers III". LubbersIII. Rijksoverheid.
  38. 1 2 "Kabinet-Kok I". KokI. Rijksoverheid.
  39. 1 2 "Kabinet-Kok II". KokII. Rijksoverheid.
  40. 1 2 "Kabinet-Balkenende I". BalkenendeI. Rijksoverheid.
  41. 1 2 "Kabinet-Balkenende II". BalkenendeII. Rijksoverheid.
  42. 1 2 "Kabinet-Balkenende III". BalkenendeIII. Rijksoverheid.
  43. 1 2 "Kabinet-Balkenende IV". BalkenendeIV. Rijksoverheid.
  44. "Kabinet-Rutte-Verhagen". RutteI. Rijksoverheid.
  45. "Kabinet-Rutte-Asscher". RutteII. Rijksoverheid.
  46. 1 2 "Kabinet-Rutte III". RutteIII. Rijksoverheid.
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