Dick Dees


Dick Dees
Dick Dees 1988 (1).jpg
Dees in 1988
Member of the Senate
In office
13 June 1995 – 12 June 2007
President of the Benelux
Interparliamentary Consultative Council
In office
1 January 1993 – 1 January 1994
Preceded byJean Bock
Succeeded byAdy Jung
State Secretary for Welfare,
Health and Culture
In office
14 July 1986 – 7 November 1989
Prime MinisterRuud Lubbers
Preceded byJoop van der Reijden
Succeeded byHans Simons
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
14 September 1989 – 13 June 1995
In office
7 December 1972 – 14 July 1986
Personal details
Dirk Jan Dignus Dees

(1944-12-13) 13 December 1944 (age 75)
Oostburg, Netherlands
Political partyPeople's Party for
Freedom and Democracy

(since 1967)
ResidenceBreda, Netherlands
Alma materUtrecht University
(Bachelor of Pharmacy, Master of Pharmacy)
OccupationPolitician · Civil servant · Pharmacist · Corporate director · Nonprofit director · Author

Dirk Jan Dignus "Dick" Dees (born 13 December 1944) is a retired Dutch politician. A member of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), he served as State Secretary for Welfare, Health and Culture from 1986 to 1989.[1]


Ribbon bar Honour Country Date Comment
NLD Order of the Dutch Lion - Knight BAR.png Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion Netherlands 7 December 1985
NLD Order of Orange-Nassau - Commander BAR.png Commander of the Order of Orange-Nassau Netherlands 20 November 1989


  1. ^ Okma, Kieke G. H. (2010). Six countries, six reform models: the healthcare reform : experience of Israel, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland and Taiwan : healthcare reforms "under the radar screen". World Scientific. pp. 58–. ISBN 978-981-4261-58-6. Retrieved 26 September 2011.

External links

  • (in Dutch) Drs. D.J.D. (Dick) Dees Parlement & Politiek
  • (in Dutch) Drs. D.J.D. Dees (VVD) Eerste Kamer der Staten-Generaal
Political offices
Preceded by
Joop van der Reijden
State Secretary for Welfare,
Health and Culture

Succeeded by
Hans Simons
Preceded by
Jean Bock
President of the Benelux Parliament
Succeeded by
Ady Jung
Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Henk Bosma
Chairman of the
Youth Organisation Freedom
and Democracy

Succeeded by
Domien van Wees