Jacqueline Cramer

Jacqueline Marian Cramer (born 10 April 1951) is a retired Dutch politician of the Labour Party (PvdA) and biologist.

Jacqueline Cramer
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Jacqueline Cramer in 2018
Minister of Housing, Spatial
Planning and the Environment
In office
22 February 2007 – 23 February 2010
Prime MinisterJan Peter Balkenende
Preceded byPieter Winsemius
Succeeded byTineke Huizinga
Member of the Social and
Economic Council
In office
1 January 1999 – 22 February 2007
ChairmanHerman Wijffels
Personal details
Jacqueline Marian Cramer

(1951-04-10) 10 April 1951 (age 70)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Political partyLabour Party
Children1 son and 1 daughter
ResidenceAmsterdam, Netherlands
Alma materUniversity of Arkansas
Bachelor of Science
University of Amsterdam
(Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy)
OccupationPolitician · Civil servant · Biologist · Researcher · Management consultant · Corporate director · Nonprofit director · Activist · Academic administrator · Author · Professor

Cramer was Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment in the Fourth Balkenende cabinet for the PvdA.[1] Previously she was a professor of sustainable entrepreneurship at Utrecht University and professor of environmental management at Erasmus University. She is member of the board of directors at Royal Dutch Shell and a member of the Social-Economic Council.[2] Eisenhower Fellowships selected Jacqueline Cramer in 1992 to represent The Netherlands.

Cramer studied biology in Arkansas and at the University of Amsterdam. In 1987 she obtained her Ph.D. with Mission-orientation in Ecology. The Case of Dutch Fresh-water Ecology, with honours. She has two children and lives in Amsterdam.


Ribbon bar Honour Country Date Comment
  Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau Netherlands 3 December 2010


  1. ^ "Jacqueline Cramer (PvdA) - Volkshuisvesting, Ruimtelijke Ordening en Milieubeheer" (in Dutch). de Volkskrant. February 13, 2007.
  2. ^ (in Dutch) Prof.dr. Jacqueline Cramer, Utrechts Universiteitsfonds

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Political offices
Preceded by
Pieter Winsemius
Minister of Housing, Spatial
Planning and the Environment

Succeeded by
Tineke Huizinga
Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Chairwoman of

Succeeded by