Maarten de Niet Gerritzoon

Maarten de Niet Gerritzoon (1971)

Maarten de Niet Gerritzoon (16 March 1904 in Bodegraven – 25 July 1979 in The Hague) was a Dutch politician.

During the Second World War, he was a prisoner in several Japanese prisoner-of-war camps, like Sukamiskin Penitentiary in Bandung.

After the war he became a member of the PvdA and was considered to be very progressive. Between 1950 and 1969 he was mayor of Wageningen. From 1956, he was a member of the Senate as well. As a senator, he often collided with Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Luns on the issue of Netherlands New Guinea. In 1969, he replaced Jannes Pieter Mazure as president of the Senate. In 1973 De Niet was succeeded by Theo Thurlings.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jan Klaasesz
Mayor of Wageningen
1950–1969
Succeeded by
Theo Westerhout
Preceded by
Jannes Pieter Mazure
President of the Senate
1969–1973
Succeeded by
Theo Thurlings
Party political offices
Preceded by
Joris in 't Veld
Leader of the Labour Party in the Senate
1968
Succeeded by
Jan Broeksz