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Ed van Thijn
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Ed van Thijn in 2010
Member of the Senate
In office
8 June 1999 – 12 June 2007
Mayor of Amsterdam
In office
16 June 1983 – 18 January 1994
Preceded by Enneüs Heerma (Ad interim)
Succeeded by Frank de Grave (Acting)
Minister of the Interior
In office
18 January 1994 – 27 May 1994
Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers
Preceded by Ernst Hirsch Ballin (Ad interim)
Succeeded by Dieuwke de Graaff-Nauta
In office
11 September 1981 – 29 May 1982
Prime Minister Dries van Agt
Preceded by Hans Wiegel
Succeeded by Max Rood
Parliamentary leader in the
House of Representatives
In office
8 September 1977 – 16 January 1978
Preceded by Joop den Uyl
Succeeded by Joop den Uyl
In office
11 May 1973 – 8 June 1977
Preceded by Joop den Uyl
Succeeded by Joop den Uyl
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
16 September 1982 – 16 June 1983
In office
23 February 1967 – 11 September 1981
Personal details
Born
Eduard van Thijn

16 August 1934 (1934-08-16) (age 87)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party Labour Party (from 1954)
Spouse(s)
First wife
(m. 1964; div. 1972)

Eveline Herfkens
(m. 1983; div. 1990)

Odette Taminiau (m. 1992)
Domestic partner Hedy d'Ancona (1973–1979)
Children Carla van Thijn (born 1965)
Marion van Thijn (born 1968)
Residence Amsterdam, Netherlands
Alma mater University of Amsterdam
(Bachelor of Social Science, Master of Social Science)
Occupation Politician · Historian · Sociologist · Researcher · Corporate director · Nonprofit director · Management consultant · Political pundit · Editor · Author · Professor

Eduard "Ed" van Thijn ( born 16 August 1934) is a retired Dutch politician of Jewish descent. He is a member of the Labour Party (PvdA). He also is a historian. After the election of 1981 Van Thijn was appointed as Minister of the Interior, taking office on 11 September 1981. In May 1983 Van Thijn was nominated as the next Mayor of Amsterdam.

In January 1994, Van Thijn became Minister of the Interior again from 18 January 1994 until 27 May 1994, when he resigned following the IRT-affair. He later was a Senator from 8 June 1999 until 12 June 2007.

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