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Johannes Hendrik Roelof Kruisinga ( Grijpskerk , August 27 1922 - Wassenaar , December 7 2012 ) was physician and public health expert , and was a CHU - andCDA - politician and Secretary of State and Minister for these parties.

Kruisinga was born in Grijpskerk. He came from a Mennonite family, but left himself in adulthood deliberately not baptized and joined the Dutch Reformed Church (now part of the PKN ), in his own words because he felt it important the church folk character. He specialized in ENT specialist and was promoted in 1955 to the University on the dissertation Hearing and speech understanding: an inquiry into the validity of the hearing organ. He held various positions as a doctor in health, eventually became Director General of the Public Health and then Secretary of State for Health and Transport. He brought in those positions legislation established on air - and water pollution .

He followed in 1973 Tilanus jr. as chairman of the CHU . In that position, he sailed a different course than its fellow group leaders of the other two religious parties, KVPand ARP , who condoned that six politicians from CSF and ARP-house personal capacity participated in the progressive minority cabinet Den Uyl; Kruisinga conducted with Wiegel opposition to this Den Uyl . For that reason he was denied by the Labour Party negotiators in the 1977 government formation as a potential minister in an intended second Den Uyl.

Kruisinga was the first Van Agt government short time Minister of Defence . He resigned after a few months because he turned against the American decision a neutron bomb to develop. [1] [2] [3] As a background to his objections to the neutron weapon he mentioned working through the traditional peace testimony from his Mennonitepast. Therefore, for his performance was also little support within the cabinet.

In the early eighties he was Vice President of the World Health Organization . Afterwards he sat from 1981 to 1991 for the CDA in the Senate .

Business [ edit ] Edit

In 1979, he founded Cross Options on a market maker for options trading on the European Options Exchange . His sons Keith and Hugo Kruisinga here have taken the lead. [4]

Predecessor: 

Jur Mellema

Group Chairman CHU 

1971 (July)

Successor: 

Jur Mellema

Predecessor: 

Arnold Tilanus

Group Chairman CHU 

1973-1977

Successor: 

no

Predecessor: 

José de Meijer / Aloysius Bartels

State Secretary for Social Affairs and Health 

1967-1971

Successor: 

Koos Rietkerk

Predecessor: 

Mike Keyzer

Secretary of Transportation 

1971-1973

Successor: 

Michel van Hulten

Predecessor: 

Bram Stemerdink

Secretary of Defense 

1977-1978

Successor: 

Jan de Koning