Job de Ruiter

Jacob "Job" de Ruiter (30 April 1930 – 4 October 2015) was a Dutch politician and diplomat of the defunct Anti-Revolutionary Party (ARP) party and later the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party and jurist.[1]

Job de Ruiter
Job de Ruiter in 1980
Attorney General of the Courts
of Appeal of Amsterdam
In office
1 September 1986  1 January 1991
Preceded byHendrik Lagerwaard
Succeeded byRutger van Randwijck
Minister of Defence
In office
4 November 1982  14 July 1986
Prime MinisterRuud Lubbers
Preceded byHans van Mierlo
Succeeded byWim van Eekelen
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
16 September 1982  4 November 1982
In office
10 June 1981  9 September 1981
Parliamentary groupChristian Democratic Appeal
Minister of Justice
In office
19 December 1977  4 November 1982
Prime MinisterDries van Agt
Preceded byGaius de Gaay Fortman
Succeeded byFrits Korthals Altes
Personal details
Born
Jacob de Ruiter

(1930-04-30)30 April 1930
Giessendam, Netherlands
Died4 October 2015(2015-10-04) (aged 85)
Naarden, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Political partyChristian Democratic Appeal
(from 1980)
Other political
affiliations
Anti-Revolutionary Party
(until 1980)
Spouse(s)
Jannien Been
(m. 1956; died 2014)
Children2 sons and 1 daughter
Alma materUtrecht University
(Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws, Doctor of Law, Doctor of Philosophy)
OccupationPolitician · Civil servant · Jurist · Lawyer · Prosecutor · Judge · Researcher · Academic administrator · Professor

De Ruiter worked as a researcher at the Utrecht University from 1953 until 1955 and as a lawyer and prosecutor in The Hague and Amsterdam from 1955 until 1963 and also served as a judge at the court of Utrecht from 1962 until 1963. De Ruiter worked as a professor of Criminal law and Family law at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, taking office on 1 August 1963. He also served as Rector Magnificus of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, taking office on 1 January 1976. After the election of 1977 De Ruiter was appointed as Minister of Justice in the Cabinet Van Agt–Wiegel, taking office on 19 December 1977. De Ruiter was elected as a Member of the House of Representatives after the election of 1981, taking office on 10 June 1981. Following the cabinet formation of 1981 De Ruiter continued as Minister of Justice in the Cabinet Van Agt II, taking office on 11 September 1981. The Cabinet Van Agt II fell just seven months into its term on 12 May 1982 and was replaced by the caretaker Cabinet Van Agt III with De Ruiter continuing as Minister of Justice, taking office on 29 May 1982. After the election of 1982 De Ruiter returned as a Member of the House of Representatives, taking office on 16 September 1982. Following the cabinet formation of 1982 De Ruiter was appointed as Minister of Defence in the Cabinet Lubbers I, taking office on 4 November 1982. In January 196 De Ruiter announced his retirement from national politics and that he would not stand for the election of 1986. The Cabinet Lubber III was replaced by the Cabinet Lubbers II on 14 July 1986.

De Ruiter retired from active politics and returned to the public sector and was appointed as Attorney General of the Courts of Appeal of Amsterdam, serving from 1 September 1986 until 1 January 1991. He also served as a distinguished professor of Criminal law and Family law at the Utrecht University, serving from 15 February 1989 until 1 May 1995.