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Willem Jacob "Molly" Geertsema (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʋɪləm ˈjaːkɔp ˈmɔli ˈɣeːrtsəmaː]; 18 October 1918 – 27 June 1991) was a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and jurist.


Molly Geertsema
Eindadvies over opslag radio-actief afval door voorzitter Geertsema mr. W. J. G, Bestanddeelnr 933-4498.jpg
Molly Geertsema in 1985
Member of the Senate
In office
13 September 1983 – 23 June 1987
Parliamentary groupPeople's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Queen's Commissioner of Gelderland
In office
1 December 1973 – 1 November 1983
MonarchJuliana (1973–1980)
Beatrix (1980–1983)
Preceded byHugo Willibrord Bloemers
Succeeded byMatty de Bruijne
Minister for Suriname and
Netherlands Antilles Affairs
In office
1 January 1973 – 11 May 1973
Prime MinisterBarend Biesheuvel
Preceded byPierre Lardinois
Succeeded byGaius de Gaay Fortman
Deputy Prime Minister
In office
6 July 1971 – 11 May 1973
Serving with Roelof Nelissen
Prime MinisterBarend Biesheuvel
Preceded byJohan Witteveen
Joop Bakker
Succeeded byDries van Agt
Minister of the Interior
In office
6 July 1971 – 11 May 1973
Prime MinisterBarend Biesheuvel
Preceded byHenk Beernink
Succeeded byGaius de Gaay Fortman
Leader of the People's Party
for Freedom and Democracy
In office
1 October 1969 – 1 July 1971
DeputyRoelof Zegering Hadders
Preceded byEdzo Toxopeus
Succeeded byHans Wiegel
Parliamentary leader in the
House of Representatives
In office
1 October 1969 – 6 July 1971
Preceded byEdzo Toxopeus
Succeeded byHans Wiegel
In office
24 July 1963 – 12 March 1966
Preceded byEdzo Toxopeus
Succeeded byEdzo Toxopeus
Parliamentary groupPeople's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Mayor of Wassenaar
In office
1 February 1961 – 10 April 1971
Preceded bySweder van Wijnbergen
Succeeded byKarel Staab
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
28 May 1973 – 9 November 1973
In office
7 February 1973 – 5 May 1973
In office
20 March 1959 – 6 July 1971
Parliamentary groupPeople's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Mayor of Warffum
In office
1 January 1953 – 1 January 1957
Preceded byTekke Nabring
Succeeded bySimon de Waard
Personal details
Born
Willem Jacob Geertsema

(1918-10-18)18 October 1918
Utrecht, Netherlands
Died27 June 1991(1991-06-27) (aged 72)
Wassenaar, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Political partyPeople's Party for
Freedom and Democracy

(from 1948)
Other political
affiliations
Freedom Party
(1947–1948)
Alma materLeiden University
(Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws)
OccupationPolitician · Civil servant · Jurist · Legal educator · Nonprofit director

DecorationsEdit

Honours
Ribbon bar Honour Country Date Comment
  Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion Netherlands 10 December 1970
  Grand Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau Netherlands 10 November 1983

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Official
Party political offices
Preceded by
Edzo Toxopeus
Parliamentary leader of the
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
in the House of Representatives

1963–1966
Succeeded by
Edzo Toxopeus
Leader of the People's Party
for Freedom and Democracy

1969–1971
Succeeded by
Hans Wiegel
Parliamentary leader of the
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
in the House of Representatives

1969–1971
Lijsttrekker of the People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy

1971
Political offices
Preceded by
Tekke Nabring
Mayor of Warffum
1953–1957
Succeeded by
Simon de Waard
Preceded by
Sweder van Wijnbergen
Mayor of Wassenaar
1961–1971
Succeeded by
Karel Staab
Preceded by
Johan Witteveen
Joop Bakker
Deputy Prime Minister
1971–1973
Served alongside: Roelof Nelissen
Succeeded by
Dries van Agt
Preceded by
Henk Beernink
Minister of the Interior
1971–1973
Succeeded by
Gaius de Gaay Fortman
Preceded by
Pierre Lardinois
Minister for Suriname and
Netherlands Antilles Affairs

1973
Preceded by
Hugo Willibrord Bloemers
Queen's Commissioner of Gelderland
1973–1983
Succeeded by
Matty de Bruijne