Wim Deetman

Willem Joost "Wim" Deetman (born 3 April 1945) is a retired Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party and teacher.

Wim Deetman
Wim Deetman in 2009
Member of the Council of State
In office
1 January 2008  1 May 2015
Vice PresidentHerman Tjeenk Willink
(2008–2012)
Piet Hein Donner
(2012–2015)
Mayor of The Hague
In office
1 December 1996  1 January 2008
Preceded byAd Havermans
Succeeded byJetta Klijnsma (Ad interim)
Speaker of the House of Representatives
In office
14 September 1989  1 December 1996
Preceded byDick Dolman
Succeeded byPiet Bukman
Minister of Education and Sciences
In office
29 May 1982  14 September 1989
Prime MinisterDries van Agt (1982)
Ruud Lubbers (1982–1989)
Preceded byJos van Kemenade
Succeeded byGerrit Braks (Ad interim)
State Secretary for
Education and Sciences
In office
11 September 1981  29 May 1982
Serving with Ad Hermes
Prime MinisterDries van Agt
Preceded byKlaas de Jong
Ad Hermes
Succeeded byAd Hermes
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
14 September 1989  1 December 1996
In office
3 June 1986  14 July 1986
In office
16 September 1982  4 November 1982
In office
16 January 1978  11 September 1981
Parliamentary groupChristian Democratic Appeal
Personal details
Born
Willem Joost Deetman

(1945-04-03) 3 April 1945
The Hague, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Political partyChristian Democratic Appeal
(from 1980)
Other political
affiliations
Christian Historical Union
(1963–1980)
Children3 children
ResidenceThe Hague, Netherlands
Alma materFree University Amsterdam
(Bachelor of Social Science, Master of Social Science)
OccupationPolitician · Civil servant · Researcher · Corporate director · Nonprofit director · Sport administrator · Teacher

Deetman attended a Gymnasium in Gouda from June 1957 until June 1963 and applied at the Free University Amsterdam in July 1966 majoring in Political science and obtaining an Bachelor of Social Science degree in June 1968 before graduating with an Master of Social Science degree in July 1972. Deetman worked as a researcher for the Protestant Christian Education association (VBPCO) from August 1972 until May 1974. Deetman served on the Municipal Council of Gouda from April 1974 until September 1981. Deetman worked as a civics teacher and principal at a middle school in Gouda from May 1974 until January 1978.

Deetman became a Member of the House of Representatives after Durk van der Mei was appointed as State Secretary for Foreign Affairs in the Cabinet Van Agt–Wiegel after the election of 1977, taking office on 16 January 1978. After the election of 1981 Deetman was appointed as State Secretary for Education and Sciences in the Cabinet Van Agt II, taking office on 11 September 1981. The Cabinet Van Agt II fell just seven months into its term on 12 May 1982 and continued to serve in a demissionary capacity until the first cabinet formation of 1982 when it was replaced by the caretaker Cabinet Van Agt III with Deetman appointed as Minister of Education and Sciences, taking office on 29 May 1982. After the election of 1982 Deetman returned as a Member of the House of Representatives, taking office on 16 September 1982. Following the second cabinet formation of 1982 Deetman continued as Minister of Education and Sciences in the Cabinet Lubbers I, taking office on 4 November 1982. After the election of 1986 Deetman again returned as a Member of the House of Representatives, taking office on 3 June 1986. Following the second cabinet formation of 1986 Deetman remained as Minister of Education and Sciences in the Cabinet Lubbers II, taking office on 14 July 1986. The Cabinet Lubbers II fell on 3 May 1989 and continued to serve in a demissionary capacity. After the election of 1989 Deetman once again returned as a Member of the House of Representatives and was elected as Speaker of the House of Representatives, he resigned as Minister of Education and Sciences the same day he was installed as a Member of the House of Representatives and Speaker of the House of Representatives, taking office on 14 September 1989. After the election of 1994 Deetman was re-elected as Speaker of the House of Representatives, taking office on 17 May 1994. In November 1996 Deetman was nominated as Mayor of The Hague, he resigned as a Member of the House of Representatives and Speaker of the House of Representatives the same day he was installed as Mayor, taking office on 1 December 1996. In July 2007 Deetman announced he was stepping down as Mayor. In December 2009 Deetman was nominated as a Member of the Council of State, he resigned as Mayor the same day he was installed as a Member of the Council of State, serving from 1 January 2008 until 1 May 2015.

Deetman retired after spending 37 years in national politics and became active in the private sector and public sector and occupied numerous seats as a corporate director and nonprofit director on several boards of directors and supervisory boards (ADO Den Haag, ProDemos, Mauritshuis, Parliamentary Documentation Center, HMC Bronovo Hospital, Kloosterkerk, Madurodam, Cornelia Foundation and the Institute for Multiparty Democracy) and served on several state commissions and councils on behalf of the government (Catholic Church sexual abuse Commission and Public Pension Funds APB).[1][2]

Decorations

Honours
Ribbon barHonourCountryDateComment
Grand Cross of the Order of Leopold II Belgium 10 March 1986
Commander of the Order of the Netherlands Lion Netherlands 20 November 1989
Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour France 20 January 1993
Commander of the Order of the Oak Crown Luxembourg 25 January 1996 [3]
Commander of the Order of Orange-Nassau Netherlands 27 April 2015 Elevated from Officer (1 December 1996)

References

Official
Political offices
Preceded by
Klaas de Jong
State Secretary for
Education and Sciences

1981–1982
With: Ad Hermes
Succeeded by
Ad Hermes
Preceded by
Ad Hermes
Preceded by
Jos van Kemenade
Minister of Education and Sciences
1982–1989
Succeeded by
Gerrit Braks
Ad interim
Preceded by
Dick Dolman
Speaker of the House of Representatives
1989–1996
Succeeded by
Piet Bukman
Preceded by
Ad Havermans
Mayor of The Hague
1996–2008
Succeeded by
Jetta Klijnsma
Ad interim
Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Jo Ritzen
Chairman of the
Supervisory board of
ProDemos

2010–2018
Succeeded by
Ed Nijpels
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ton Rutgrink
Vice Chairman of the
Supervisory board
of ADO Den Haag

2016–2017
Succeeded by
John van Ringelenstein


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