Marleen de Pater-van der Meer, Dutch politician, Died at 65

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Maartje Lena “Marleen” de Pater-van der Meer was born on November 19, 1950, and died on December 13, 2015.

She was a Dutch politician, Maartje served as a member of the House of Representatives of the Christian Democratic Appeal between 2001 and 2010.

Before her time in the House, Maartje was active in the municipal politics of Zutphen.

After her period as MP, she was interim mayor of Muiden until her death.

Van der Meer was born on November 19, 1950 in Hekelingen.

She followed her primary and secondary education in Spijkenisse obtaining her diploma in 1966.

Afterwards, she studied childcare at the vocational university in Zetten between 1967 to 1971.

Van der Meer married in 1972 and took up the name of her husband.

She was a teacher between 1972 to 1974, and once more between 1983 and 1989.

Maartje became a member of the Anti-Revolutionary Party in 1970.

She joined the municipal council of Zutphen for the party in 1980 and would serve for nearly 18 years.

Between 1990 and 1998, she concurrently was alderman, serving six of those years as deputy mayor.

From 1999 to 2001, Maartje was interim director of the Stichting “Kerk en Wereld”.

Marleen de Pater-van der Meer passed away at age 65 in December 2015.

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