Gerardus Johannes Maria “Gerrit” Braks was born on May 23, 1933 and died on July 12, 2017.
He was a Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA).
Braks was a member of the Catholic People’s Party from 1975 until 1980 when this party became part of the Christian Democratic Appeal.
Braks was a member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands in 1977–1980, 1981–1982, 1986 and 1989.
Braks was minister of farming and fishery in 1980–1981, and 1982–1989, and was in this function during the Chernobyl disaster.
During 1989, Braks was minister of education and sciences and he was minister of farming, nature management and fishery in 1989–1990.
Gerrit Braks passed away at 84 years old.