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Enneüs Heerma

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Enneüs Heerma
Enneüs Heerma in 1988
Leader of the Christian
Democratic Appeal
In office
18 August 1994 – 27 March 1997
DeputyJaap de Hoop Scheffer
(1995–1997)
Preceded byElco Brinkman
Succeeded byJaap de Hoop Scheffer
Parliamentary leader in the
House of Representatives
In office
18 August 1994 – 27 March 1997
Preceded byElco Brinkman
Succeeded byJaap de Hoop Scheffer
Parliamentary groupChristian Democratic Appeal
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
17 May 1994 – 9 April 1997
In office
14 September 1989 – 7 November 1989
Parliamentary groupChristian Democratic Appeal
State Secretary for Housing, Spatial
Planning and the Environment
In office
27 October 1986 – 22 August 1994
Prime MinisterRuud Lubbers
Preceded byGerrit Brokx
Succeeded byDick Tommel
State Secretary for Economic Affairs
In office
17 July 1986 – 27 October 1986
Prime MinisterRuud Lubbers
Preceded byFrits Bolkestein
Succeeded byYvonne van Rooy
Mayor of Amsterdam
In office
1 June 1983 – 16 June 1983
Ad interim
Preceded byWim Polak
Succeeded byEd van Thijn
Personal details
Born
Enneüs Heerma

(1944-12-23)23 December 1944
Rijperkerk, Netherlands
Died1 March 1999(1999-03-01) (aged 54)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Cause of deathLung cancer
NationalityDutch
Political partyChristian Democratic Appeal
(from 1980)
Other political
affiliations
Anti-Revolutionary Party
(1967–1980)
Spouse(s)
Anke Govertine Vonkeman
(m. 1968; his death 1999)
ChildrenPieter Heerma (born 1977)
1 other son and 1 daughter
Alma materFree University Amsterdam
(Bachelor of Social Science, Master of Social Science)
OccupationPolitician · Management consultant

Enneüs "Inne" Heerma (23 December 1944 – 1 March 1999) was a Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party and management consultant.[1]

Heerma applied at the Free University Amsterdam in July 1963 majoring in Political science and obtaining an Bachelor of Social Science degree in June 1965 before graduating with an Master of Social Science degree in July 1970. Heerma worked as a management consultant in Amsterdam from January 1971 until September 1978. Heerma served on the Municipal Council of Amsterdam from March 1971 until July 1986 and served as an Alderman in Amsterdam from September 1978 until July 1986. Heerma served as acting Mayor of Amsterdam from 1 June 1983 until 16 June 1983 following the retirement of Wim Polak.

After the election of 1986 Heerma was appointed as State Secretary for Economic Affairs in the Cabinet Lubbers II, taking office on 17 July 1986. Heerma was appointed as State Secretary for Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment following the resignation of Gerrit Brokx, taking office on 27 October 1986. The Cabinet Lubbers II fell on 3 May 1989 and continued to serve in a demissionary. Heerma was elected as a Member of the House of Representatives after the election of 1989, taking office on 14 September 1989. Following the cabinet formation of 1989 Heerma continued as State Secretary for Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment in the Cabinet Lubbers III, taking office on 7 November 1989. After the election of 1994 Heerma returned as a Member of the House of Representatives, taking office on 17 May 1994. After the Leader of the Christian Democratic Appeal and Parliamentary leader of the Christian Democratic Appeal in the House of Representatives Elco Brinkman announced he was stepping down as Leader and Parliamentary leader in the House of Representatives following the defeat in the election, the Christian Democratic Appeal leadership approached Heerma as his successor, Heerma accepted and became the Leader and Parliamentary leader, taking office on 18 August 1994. The Cabinet Lubbers III was replaced by the Cabinet Kok I following the cabinet formation of 1994 on 22 August 1994. On 27 March 1997 following increasing criticism on his performance as Opposition leader Heerma announced he was stepping down Leader and Parliamentary leader but retained his seat in the House of Representatives and continued to serve as a backbencher until his resignation on 9 April 1997.

Heerma remained in active politics, in October 1997 he was nominated as a Mayor of Hilversum but was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer the day before his official conformation, he died two years later at the age of 54.

Heerma was known for his abilities as a manager and policy wonk. He holds the distinction as the longest-serving State Secretary for Housing with 7 years, 299 days. His youngest son Pieter is also a politician and is currently serving as the Parliamentary leader of the Christian Democratic Appeal in the House of Representatives, the same office Heerma himself held 22 years earlier.

Decorations

Honours
Ribbon bar Honour Country Date Comment
Commander of the Order of Merit Germany 12 December 1988
Grand Officer of the Order of Leopold II Belgium 30 January 1993
Commander of the Order of Orange-Nassau Netherlands 8 October 1994

Bridge

In 2001, a 230 metres (750 ft) long road bridge, connecting the new residential neighbourhood of IJburg, built on seven manmade islands, to the Amsterdam mainland, was finished and name after Heerma: the Enneüs Heerma Bridge.

References

  1. ^ "Heerma, Enneüs (1944-1999)" (in Dutch). Huygens ING. 12 November 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
Official
Party political offices Preceded byElco Brinkman Leader of the Christian Democratic Appeal1994–1997 Succeeded byJaap de Hoop Scheffer Parliamentary leader of the Christian Democratic Appeal in the House of Representatives1994–1997 Political offices Preceded byWim Polak Mayor of Amsterdam Ad interim1983 Succeeded byEd van Thijn Preceded byFrits Bolkestein State Secretary for Economic Affairs1986 Succeeded byYvonne van Rooy Preceded byGerrit Brokx State Secretary for Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment1986–1994 Succeeded byDick Tommel


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