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Dries van Agt
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Dries van Agt in 1980
Prime Minister of the Netherlands
In office
19 December 1977 – 4 November 1982
Monarch Juliana (1977–1980)
Beatrix (1980–1982)
Deputy
Preceded by Joop den Uyl
Succeeded by Ruud Lubbers
Ambassador of the European
Union to the United States
In office
1 January 1990 – 1 April 1995
Preceded by Roy Denman
Succeeded by Hugo Paemen
Ambassador of the European
Union to Japan
In office
1 January 1987 – 1 January 1990
Preceded by Laurens Jan Brinkhorst
Succeeded by Jean-Pierre Leng
Queen's Commissioner of
North Brabant
In office
1 June 1983 – 22 April 1987
Monarch Beatrix
Preceded by Jan Dirk van der Harten
Succeeded by Frank Houben
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
28 May 1982 – 4 November 1982
Prime Minister Himself
Preceded by Max van der Stoel
Succeeded by Hans van den Broek
Parliamentary leader in the
House of Representatives
In office
10 June 1981 – 24 August 1981
Preceded by Ruud Lubbers
Succeeded by Ruud Lubbers
In office
8 June 1977 – 19 December 1977
Preceded by Office established
Succeeded by Willem Aantjes
Leader of the Christian
Democratic Appeal
In office
10 December 1976 – 25 October 1982
Deputy
Preceded by Office established
Succeeded by Ruud Lubbers
Deputy Prime Minister
In office
11 May 1973 – 8 September 1977
Prime Minister Joop den Uyl
Preceded by Roelof Nelissen
Molly Geertsema
Succeeded by Gaius de Gaay Fortman
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
16 September 1982 – 16 June 1983
In office
10 June 1981 – 9 September 1981
In office
8 June 1977 – 19 December 1977
In office
23 January 1973 – 22 April 1973
Minister of Justice
In office
6 July 1971 – 8 September 1977
Prime Minister Barend Biesheuvel (1971–1973)
Joop den Uyl (1973–1977)
Preceded by Carel Polak
Succeeded by Gaius de Gaay Fortman
Personal details
Born
Andreas Antonius Maria van Agt

2 February 1931 (1931-02-02) (age 90)
Geldrop, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party Christian Democratic Appeal
(from 1980)
Other political
affiliations
Catholic People's Party
(until 1980)
Spouse(s)
Eugenie Krekelberg (m. 1958)
Children Eugenie (born 1959)
Frans (born 1961)
Caroline (born 1963)
Residence Nijmegen, Netherlands
Alma mater Radboud University Nijmegen
(Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws)
Occupation Politician · Diplomat · Civil servant · Jurist · Lawyer · Judge · Nonprofit director · Lobbyist · Activist · Author · Professor
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Andreas Antonius Maria "Dries" van Agt ( born 2 February 1931) is a retired Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA). He served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 19 December 1977, until 4 November 1982.


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