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Berend Jan Udink
Minister van Ontwikkelingshulp Udink op Schiphol, Bestanddeelnr 922-9842.jpg
Berend Jan Udink in 1969
Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management of the Netherlands
In office
21 July 1972 – 11 May 1973
Prime Minister Barend Biesheuvel
Preceded by Willem Drees, Jr.
Succeeded by Tjerk Westerterp
Minister of Housing and Spatial Planning of the Netherlands
In office
6 July 1971 – 11 May 1973
Prime Minister Barend Biesheuvel
Preceded by Wim Schut
Succeeded by Hans Gruijters
Parliamentary leader of the Christian Historical Union in the House of Representatives of the Netherlands
In office
11 May 1971 – 6 July 1971
Preceded by Jur Mellema
Succeeded by Roelof Kruisinga
Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands
In office
11 May 1971 – 6 July 1971
Leader of the Christian Historical Union
In office
20 June 1970 – 6 July 1971
Preceded by Jur Mellema
Succeeded by Arnold Tilanus
Minister for Development Cooperation of the Netherlands
In office
5 April 1967 – 6 July 1971
Prime Minister Piet de Jong
Preceded by Theo Bot
Succeeded by Kees Boertien
Personal details
Born
Berend Jan Udink

(1926-02-12)12 February 1926
Deventer, Netherlands
Died 24 May 2016(2016-05-24) (aged 90)
Goedereede, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party Christian Democratic Appeal
(from 1980)
Other political
affiliations
Christian Historical Union
(until 1980)
Spouse(s)
Anneke van Drumpt (m. 1949)
Children 3 children
Residence Goedereede, Netherlands
Alma mater Erasmus University Rotterdam (Bachelor of Economics, Master of Economics)
University of Lausanne
(Master of Financial Economics)
Occupation Politician
Civil servant
Economist
Corporate director
Academic

Berend Jan "Bé" Udink (12 February 1926 – 24 May 2016) was a Dutch politician.

Career

He was elected in the Rijnmondraad (Council of Rijnmond), a local council of representatives of Rijnmond, in 1965. Two years later, in 1967, he became Minister for Development Cooperation in the Cabinet-De Jong, a post he held till 1971. In 1971, Udink became minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management in the Cabinets-Biesheuvel I and II.

His political career ended in 1973. From 1973 till 1978 he was member of the Board of Directors of the Overzeese Gas- en Elektriciteitsmaatschappij N.V. (as Dutch gas and electricity company) and from 1978 till 1980 he served as its President.


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