Frans Teulings

Franciscus Gerardus Cornelis Josephus Marie "Frans" Teulings (15 November 1891 – 23 June 1966) was a Dutch politician of the defunct Roman Catholic State Party (RKSP) and later co-founder of the Catholic People's Party (KVP) now merged into the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party and economist.[1]

Frans Teulings
Frans Teulings 1961 (1).jpg
Frans Teulings in 1961
Deputy Prime Minister
In office
15 March 1951 – 2 September 1952
Prime MinisterWillem Drees
Preceded byJosef van Schaik
Succeeded byLouis Beel
Minister for Civil Defence
In office
15 March 1951 – 2 September 1952
Prime MinisterWillem Drees
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byOffice discontinued
Minister of the Interior
In office
18 November 1951 – 6 December 1951
Ad interim
Prime MinisterWillem Drees
Preceded byJohan van Maarseveen
Succeeded byLouis Beel
In office
20 September 1949 – 15 March 1951
Prime MinisterWillem Drees
Preceded byJosef van Schaik (Ad interim)
Succeeded byJohan van Maarseveen
Member of the Senate
In office
15 July 1952 – 3 May 1957
In office
27 July 1948 – 20 September 1949
Parliamentary groupCatholic People's Party
Parliamentary leader in the
House of Representatives
In office
1 April 1946 – 4 June 1946
Preceded byLaurentius Nicolaas
Deckers
Succeeded byCarl Romme
Parliamentary groupCatholic People's Party
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
17 September 1929 – 27 July 1948
Parliamentary groupCatholic People's Party
(1945–1948)
Roman Catholic
State Party

(1929–1945)
Personal details
Born
Franciscus Gerardus Cornelis Josephus Marie Teulings

(1891-11-15)15 November 1891
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Died23 June 1966(1966-06-23) (aged 74)
Vught, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Political partyCatholic People's Party
(from 1945)
Other political
affiliations
Roman Catholic
State Party
(1926–1945)
General League of
Roman Catholic
Caucuses
(1918–1926)
Spouse(s)
Theresia van Son
(m. 1923; her death 1932)

Catharina van Son
(m. 1933; her death 1964)
RelationsCoen Teulings (grandson)
ChildrenAnna-Maria Teulings
(1927–2007)
Christiaan Teulings
(born 1930)
1 other daughter
(first marriage)
Alma materUniversity of Amsterdam
(Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws)
OccupationPolitician · Civil servant · Jurist · Economist · Researcher · Financial analyst · Financial adviser · Corporate director · Nonprofit director · Media administrator · Education administrator

Teulings worked as student researcher at the University of Amsterdam June 1916 until July 1918. Teulings worked for the publishing company C.N. Teulings in 's-Hertogenbosch from August 1918 until September 1929 and as COO from November 1920 until September 1929. Teulings was elected as a Member of the House of Representatives after the election of 1929, taking office on 17 September 1929. In May 1937 Teulings was nominated as Chairman of the supervisory board of the Catholic Radio Broadcasting serving from 10 May 1937 until 18 May 1940. On 10 May 1940 Nazi Germany invaded the Netherlands and the government fled to London to escape the German occupation. During World War II Teulings continued to serve as a Member of the House of Representatives but in reality the De facto political influence of the House of Representatives was marginalized. During the German occupation Teulings worked as an education administrator for the board of education of the Our Secondary Education association and as Chairman from 11 July 1941 until 20 September 1949. Following the end of World War II Queen Wilhelmina ordered a Recall of Parliament and Teulings remained a Member of the House of Representatives, taking office on 20 November 1945.

On 22 December 1945 the Roman Catholic State Party was renamed as the Catholic People's Party, Teulings was one of the co-founders and became one of the unofficial Deputy Leader of the Catholic People's Party. Teulings was selected as Parliamentary leader of the Catholic People's Party in the House of Representatives following the appointment of Laurentius Nicolaas Deckers as a Member of the Council of State, taking office on 1 April 1946. After the election of 1946 the Leader of the Catholic People's Party Carl Romme was elected as a Member of the House of Representatives and took over as Parliamentary leader on 4 June 1946. Teulings was elected as a Member of the Senate after the Senate election of 1948, he resigned as a Member of the House of Representatives the day he was installed as a Member of the Senate, taking office on 27 July 1948. Teulings was appointed as Minister of the Interior in the Cabinet Drees-Van Schaik following the appointment of Johan van Maarseveen as Minister of Colonial Affairs, taking office on 20 September 1949. The Cabinet Drees-Van Schaik fell on 24 January 1951 and continued to serve in a demissionary capacity until the cabinet formation of 1951 when it was replaced by Cabinet Drees I with Teulings appointed as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Civil Defence, taking office on 15 March 1951. Teulings served again as acting Minister of the Interior from 18 November 1951 until 6 December 1951 following the death of Johan van Maarseveen. In June 1952 Teulings announced that he would not stand for the election of 1952 but wanted to return to the Senate. After the Senate election of 1952 Teulings returned as a Member of the Senate, serving from 15 July 1952 until his resignation on 3 May 1957. Following the cabinet formation of 1952 Teulings per his own request asked not to be considered for a cabinet post in the new cabinet, the Cabinet Drees I was replaced by the Cabinet Drees II on 2 September 1952.

Teulings also became active in the private sector and worked as COO and Vice Chairman of the Board of directors of investment firm CEBEMA in 's-Hertogenbosch from November 1952 until December 1961. Teulings was known for his abilities as a consensus builder and manager. Teulings continued to comment on political affairs until his death.

DecorationsEdit

Honours
Ribbon bar Honour Country Date Comment
  Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion Netherlands 31 August 1939
  Knight of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre Holy See 15 April 1950
  Commander of the Order of Orange-Nassau Netherlands 30 September 1952

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Teulings, Franciscus Gerardus Cornelis Josephus Maria (1891-1966)" (in Dutch). Huygens ING. 12 November 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2019.

External linksEdit

Party political offices
Preceded by
Laurentius Nicolaas
Deckers
Parliamentary leader of the
Catholic People's Party in the
House of Representatives

1946
Succeeded by
Carl Romme
Political offices
Preceded by
Josef van Schaik
Ad interim
Minister of the Interior
1949–1951
1951
Ad interim
Succeeded by
Johan van Maarseveen
Preceded by
Johan van Maarseveen
Succeeded by
Louis Beel
Preceded by
Josef van Schaik
Deputy Prime Minister
1951–1952
Preceded by
Office established
Minister for Civil Defence
1951–1952
Succeeded by
Office discontinued
Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Unknown
Chairman of the
Board of education of the
Our Secondary Education
association

1941–1949
Succeeded by
Unknown
Media offices
Preceded by
Unknown
Chairman of the
Supervisory board of the
Catholic Radio Broadcasting

1937–1940
Succeeded by
Unknown