Pieter Beelaerts van Blokland

Jonkheer Pieter Adriaan Cornelis Beelaerts van Blokland (born 8 December 1932) is a retired Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA).


Pieter Beelaerts van Blokland
Minister Beelaerts van Blokland opent laatste gedeelte van nieuwe stadhuis van Hoorn (NH) Beelaerts van Blokland, Bestanddeelnr 931-5462.jpg
Pieter Beelaerts van Blokland in 1981
Mayor of Hengelo
In office
1 January 1999 – 1 October 2000
Ad interim
Preceded byWolter Lemstra
Succeeded byFrank Kerckhaert
Queen's Commissioner of Utrecht
In office
16 October 1985 – 1 January 1998
MonarchBeatrix
Preceded byPieter van Dijke
Succeeded byBoele Staal
Mayor of Apeldoorn
In office
1 September 1981 – 16 October 1985
Preceded byFrans Dijckmeester
Succeeded byTon Hubers
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
10 June 1981 – 9 September 1981
Parliamentary groupChristian Democratic Appeal
Minister of Housing
and Spatial Planning
In office
19 December 1977 – 1 September 1981
Prime MinisterDries van Agt
Preceded byHans Gruijters
Succeeded byDany Tuijnman (Ad interim)
Mayor of Amstelveen
In office
1 January 1971 – 19 December 1977
Preceded byDirk Rijnders
Succeeded byWilhem Quarles van Ufford
Mayor of Vianen
In office
1 April 1967 – 1 January 1971
Preceded byGovert Pellikaan
Succeeded byJan van Wijk
Mayor of Wolphaartsdijk
In office
1 February 1963 – 1 April 1967
Preceded byBarend ter Haar Romeny
Succeeded byAdriaan Hack (Ad interim)
Personal details
Born
Pieter Adriaan Cornelis Beelaerts van Blokland

(1932-12-08) 8 December 1932 (age 88)
Heerjansdam, Netherlands
Political partyChristian Democratic Appeal
(from 1980)
Other political
affiliations
Christian Historical Union
(until 1980)
Spouse(s)
Ulrica Bentinck
(m. 1961; died 2018)
Children3 children
ResidenceAmstelveen, Netherlands
Alma materDelft University of Technology
(Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Architecture)
OccupationPolitician · Civil servant · Urban planner · Businessman · Corporate director · Nonprofit director · Lobbyist

He was Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment in the First Van Agt cabinet from 1977 to 1981. In 1981, he was an MP. Beelaerts van Blokland was mayor of Wolphaartsdijk, Vianen, Amstelveen, Apeldoorn, and Hengelo. He was also Queen's Commissioner of the Province of Utrecht from 1985 to 1998.

DecorationsEdit

Honours
Ribbon bar Honour Country Date Comment
  Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion Netherlands 26 October 1981
  Grand Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau Netherlands 1 January 1998 Elevated from Commander (30 April 1985)

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Official
Political offices
Preceded by
Barend ter Haar Romeny
Mayor of Wolphaartsdijk
1963–1967
Succeeded by
Adriaan Hack
Ad interim
Preceded by
Govert Pellikaan
Mayor of Vianen
1967–1971
Succeeded by
Jan van Wijk
Preceded by
Dirk Rijnders
Mayor of Amstelveen
1971–1977
Succeeded by
Wilhem Quarles van Ufford
Preceded by
Hans Gruijters
Minister of Housing
and Spatial Planning

1977–1981
Succeeded by
Dany Tuijnman
Ad interim
Preceded by
Frans Dijckmeester
Mayor of Apeldoorn
1981–1985
Succeeded by
Ton Hubers
Preceded by
Pieter van Dijke
Queen's Commissioner of Utrecht
1985–1998
Succeeded by
Boele Staa
Preceded by
Wolter Lemstra
Mayor of Hengelo
Ad interim

1999–2000
Succeeded by
Frank Kerckhaert