Meindert Leerling

Meindert Leerling (11 January 1936 – 9 May 2021) was a Dutch journalist and politician of the defunct Reformatory Political Federation (RPF), nowadays merged in the ChristianUnion (CU).[1]

Meindert Leerling
Meindert Leerling 1982.jpg
Meindert Leerling in 1982
Leader of the Reformatory
Political Federation
In office
10 June 1981 – 17 May 1994
Preceded byJan Rietkerk
Succeeded byLeen van Dijke
Parliamentary leader in the
House of Representatives
In office
10 June 1981 – 17 May 1994
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byLeen van Dijke
Parliamentary groupReformatory Political Federation
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
10 June 1981 – 17 May 1994
Parliamentary groupReformatory Political Federation
Personal details
Born
Meindert Leerling

(1936-01-11)11 January 1936
Heerjansdam, Netherlands
Died9 May 2021(2021-05-09) (aged 85)
Bergambacht, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Political partyChristianUnion
(2002–2021)
Other political
affiliations
Reformatory Political Federation
(1977–2002)
Anti-Revolutionary Party
(1955–1962)
Children3 children
ResidenceBergambacht, Netherlands (last residence until his death)
OccupationPolitician · Journalist · Editor · Author · Television director · television producer · Nonprofit director

As a member of the Reformatory Political Federation (Reformatorische Politieke Federatie) he was a member of the Dutch House of Representatives as well as a parliamentary leader from 1981 to 1994.[1] Previously he worked as a television director and RTV journalist for the Evangelical Broadcasting (Evangelische Omroep) and as a sports journalist for several newspapers. Meindert Leerling was married twice (his first wife died in 1999) and was a member of the Reformed Association in the Protestant Church in the Netherlands (a subdivision of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands (PKN)).[2]

DecorationsEdit

Honours
Ribbon bar Honour Country Date Comment
  Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion Netherlands 17 May 1994

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Jan Rietkerk
1977
Lijsttrekker of the
Reformatory Political Federation

1981198219861989
Succeeded by
Leen van Dijke
1994
Party political offices
Preceded by
Jan Rietkerk
Leader of the Reformatory
Political Federation

1981–1994
Succeeded by
Leen van Dijke
Preceded by
Office established
Parliamentary leader of the
Reformatory Political Federation
in the House of Representatives

1981–1994