Harry van Doorn

Henri Willem "Harry" van Doorn (6 October 1915 – 12 January 1992) was a Dutch politician of the Catholic People's Party (KVP) and later co-founder of the Political Party of Radicals (PPR).[1]


Harry van Doorn
Harry van Doorn 1974 (1).jpg
Harry van Doorn in 1974
Minister of Culture,
Recreation and Social Work
In office
11 May 1973 – 19 December 1977
Prime MinisterJoop den Uyl
Preceded byPiet Engels
Succeeded byTil Gardeniers-Berendsen
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
3 July 1956 – 28 February 1968
Parliamentary groupCatholic People's Party
Chairman of the Catholic People's Party
In office
30 May 1953 – 23 June 1962
LeaderCarl Romme (1953–1961)
Wim de Kort (1961–1962)
Preceded byJan Andriessen
Succeeded byPiet Aalberse Jr.
Personal details
Born
Henri Willem van Doorn

(1915-10-06)6 October 1915
The Hague, Netherlands
Died12 January 1992(1992-01-12) (aged 76)
Amersfoort, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Political partyLabour Party (from 1986)
Other political
affiliations
Political Party of Radicals
(1968–1986)
Catholic People's Party
(1945–1968)
Roman Catholic
State Party
(1938–1945)
Spouse(s)
Cornelia de Jager
(m. 1942; his death 1992)
Children4 daughters and 2 sons
Alma materLeiden University
(Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws)
OccupationPolitician · Civil servant · Jurist · Lawyer · Prosecutor · Judge · Researcher · Nonprofit director · Media administrator

DecorationsEdit

Honours
Ribbon bar Honour Country Date Comment
  Knight of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre Holy See 10 December 1962
  Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion Netherlands 30 April 1966
  Commander of the Order of Orange-Nassau Netherlands 11 April 1978

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Doorn, Henri Willem van (1915-1992)" (in Dutch). Huygens ING. 12 November 2013. Retrieved 11 February 2019.

External linksEdit

Official
Party political offices
Preceded by
Jan Andriessen
Chairman of the Catholic
People's Party

1953–1962
Succeeded by
Piet Aalberse Jr.
Political offices
Preceded by
Piet Engels
Minister of Culture,
Recreation and Social Work

1973–1977
Succeeded by
Til Gardeniers-Berendsen
Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Unknown
Chairman of the
Catholic Radio Broadcasting

1961–1973
Succeeded by
Unknown