1917 – 1975
Who was Victor Marijnen?
Victor Gerard Marie "Vic" Marijnen was a Dutch politician of the defunct Catholic People's Party now merged into the Christian Democratic Appeal. He served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 24 July 1963 until 14 April 1965.
He previously served as Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries from May 19, 1959 until July 24, 1963 in the Cabinet De Quay. And as acting Minister of Health and Social Affairs from July 3, 1961 until July 17, 1961 following the resignation of Charles van Rooy. He served a short period as a Member of the House of Representatives from July 2, 1963 until July 24, 1963. After the Dutch general election of 1963, Marijnen became Prime Minister of the Netherlands, leading the Cabinet Marijnen.
After his premiership, Marijnen remained in active politics and became again a Member of the House of Representatives from April 27, 1965 until January 14, 1966. He later became Mayor of The Hague serving from October 16, 1968 until his death on April 5, 1975.
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