Willem Drees, Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Died at 101

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Willem Drees was born on July 5,1886 and died on May 14, 1988.

He was the Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands.

Willem previously served as Member of the House of Representatives from May 9, 1933 to June 24, 1945.

He was the Parliamentary leader of the Social Democratic Workers’ Party in the House of Representatives from August 19, 1939 to June 24, 1945.

Willem became Minister of Social Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister serves from June 24, 1945 to August 7, 1948 in the Cabinets Schermerhorn-Drees and Beel I.

Willem served once again as a Member of the House of Representatives for a short period, after the Dutch general election of 1946 from June 4, 1946 until July 4, 1946.

After the Dutch general election of 1948, Willem became Prime Minister of the Netherlands, leading the Cabinets Drees-Van Schaik, Drees I, Drees II and Drees III.

Willem was the acting Minister of Colonial Affairs from March 15, 1951 until March 31, 1951 and as acting Minister of Finance from July 1, 1952 until September 2, 1952, following the resignations of Johannes Henricus van Maarseveen and Piet Lieftinck respectively.

Again Willem joined the Member of the House of Representatives after the Dutch general election of 1952 and 1952, serving from July 15, 1952 until September 2, 1952 and from July 3, 1956 to October 3, 1956.

After his term he retired from politics.

Willem Drees passed away at 101 yrs old,

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