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Frits Korthals Altes


Frits Korthals Altes
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Frits Korthals Altes in 2001
President of the Senate
In office
11 March 1997 – 2 October 2001
Preceded byHerman Tjeenk Willink
Succeeded byGerrit Braks
Parliamentary leader in the Senate
In office
13 June 1995 – 11 March 1997
Preceded byDavid Luteijn
Succeeded byLeendert Ginjaar
Parliamentary groupPeople's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
14 September 1989 – 11 June 1991
Parliamentary groupPeople's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Minister of the Interior
In office
26 January 1987 – 3 February 1987
Ad interim
Prime MinisterRuud Lubbers
Preceded byKees van Dijk
Succeeded byJan de Koning (Ad interim)
In office
20 February 1986 – 12 March 1986
Ad interim
Prime MinisterRuud Lubbers
Preceded byKoos Rietkerk
Succeeded byRudolf de Korte
Minister of Justice
In office
4 November 1982 – 7 November 1989
Prime MinisterRuud Lubbers
Preceded byJob de Ruiter
Succeeded byErnst Hirsch Ballin
Member of the Senate
In office
11 June 1991 – 2 October 2001
In office
10 June 1981 – 4 November 1982
Parliamentary groupPeople's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Chairman of the People's Party
for Freedom and Democracy
In office
15 March 1975 – 22 May 1981
LeaderHans Wiegel
Preceded byHaya van Someren
Succeeded byJan Kamminga
Personal details
Born
Frederik Korthals Altes

(1931-05-15) 15 May 1931 (age 87)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Political partyPeople's Party for
Freedom and Democracy

(from 1956)
Spouse(s)
Titia Kist
(m. 1965; div. 1985)

Hendrika Matthijssen (m. 1985)
Children3 sons
ResidenceRotterdam, Netherlands
Alma materLeiden University
(Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws)
OccupationPolitician · Jurist · Lawyer · Corporate director · Nonprofit director

Frederik "Frits" Korthals Altes (born 15 May 1931) is a retired Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD).

Korthals Altes a jurist by occupation, worked as a lawyer from 1957 until 1982. He served as Chairman of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy from 15 March 1975 until 22 May 1981. Korthals Altes was elected as a Member of the Senate after the Senate election of 1981 serving from 10 June 1981 until 4 November 1982. Following the election of 1982 Korthals Altes was asked to become Minister of Justice in the Cabinet Lubbers I. He accepted and resigned as a Member of the Senate the same day he took office as the new Minister of Justice on 4 November 1982. He remained Minister of Justice in the Cabinet Lubbers II after the election of 1986. Korthals Altes served as acting Minister of the Interior from 20 February 1986 until 12 March 1986 following the death of Koos Rietkerk and again from 26 January 1987 until 3 February 1987 during a sick-leave of Kees van Dijk.[1]

Biography

Early life

Frederik Korthals Altes was born on 15 May 1931 in Amsterdam. He worked as a lawyer from 1957 until 1982.

Politics

After the second Lubbers cabinet fell because of a parliamentary motion of no confidence by the VVD faction, new elections were called, and Korthals Altes was elected to the Dutch House of Representatives. In 1991, he was elected back again to the Dutch Senate, where he became a Chairman of the Senate in 1997. From 1990 to 1997, he was also practising law again, with the Dutch firm Nauta Dutilh.

With his resignation from the senate in 2001, he was nominated as Minister of State. Earlier in 1997, the VVD gave him an honorary membership. From 1997 until 2001, he was President of the Senate. The Dutch Queen nominated Korthals Altes, alongside Rein Jan Hoekstra (CDA), as informateur, after a first round of talks between the CDA and Labour Party (PvdA) to form a new cabinet failed. The second Balkenende cabinet between the VVD, CDA and D66, was installed in May 2003.

Korthals Altes chaired a commission in 2007 that looked into the Dutch election process. The final report of the commission advised the government to abandon electronic voting machines, as they lack a paper trail.

Decorations

Honours
Ribbon bar Honour Country Date Comment
Legion Honneur GO ribbon.svg Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour France 6 February 1984
GER Bundesverdienstkreuz 4 GrVK.svg Great Cross of the Order of Merit Germany 30 May 1985
POR Ordem do Merito Gra-Cruz BAR.svg Grand Cross of the Order of Merit Portugal 2 October 1989
NLD Order of Orange-Nassau - Commander BAR.png Commander of the Order of Orange-Nassau Netherlands 20 November 1989 Elevated from Officer
(13 May 1981)
Ordre national du Merite GC ribbon.svg Grand Cross of the National Order of Merit France 28 February 2000
JPN Zuiho-sho 1Class BAR.svg Grand Cordon of the Order of the Sacred Treasure Japan 12 May 2000
Honorific Titles
Ribbon bar Honour Country Date Comment
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Minister of State Netherlands 26 October 2001 Style of Excellency

References

  1. ^ (in Dutch) "De jaren tachtig van Onno Ruding". Historisch Nieuwsblad. 19 August 2001. Retrieved 16 February 2018.

External links

Official
Party political offices
Preceded by
Haya van Someren
Chairman of the People's Party
for Freedom and Democracy

1975–1981
Succeeded by
Jan Kamminga
Preceded by
David Luteijn
Parliamentary leader of the
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
in the Senate

1995–1997
Succeeded by
Leendert Ginjaar
Political offices
Preceded by
Job de Ruiter
Minister of Justice
1982–1989
Succeeded by
Ernst Hirsch Ballin
Preceded by
Koos Rietkerk
Minister of the Interior
Ad interim

1986
1987
Succeeded by
Rudolf de Korte
Preceded by
Kees van Dijk
Succeeded by
Jan de Koning
Ad interim
Preceded by
Herman Tjeenk Willink
President of the Senate
1997–2001
Succeeded by
Gerrit Braks