Joop Haex

Joseph Constant Eugène "Joop" Haex (24 November 1911 – 14 April 2002) was a Dutch politician of the defunct Christian Historical Union (CHU) now merged into the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA), an army officer and lieutenant general of the Royal Netherlands Army he served during World War II and the post-war years.[1]


Joop Haex
Joop Haex in 1963
State Secretary for Defence
In office
18 April 1967  6 July 1971
Prime MinisterPiet de Jong
Preceded byGerard Peijnenburg
Succeeded byAdri van Es
In office
14 August 1963  14 April 1965
Prime MinisterVictor Marijnen
Preceded byMichael Calmeyer
Succeeded byGerard Peijnenburg
Personal details
Born
Joseph Constant Eugène Haex

(1911-11-24)24 November 1911
Maastricht, Netherlands
Died14 April 2002(2002-04-14) (aged 90)
Wassenaar, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Political partyChristian Democratic Appeal
(from 1980)
Other political
affiliations
Democratic Socialists '70
(1971–1975)
Christian Historical Union
(1963–1971, 1975–1980)
Spouse(s)
Françoise Molière
(m. 1939; died 1989)
Alma materRoyal Military Academy
OccupationPolitician · Army Officer · Corporate director · Nonprofit director
Military service
Allegiance Netherlands
Branch/serviceRoyal Netherlands Army
Years of service1935–1963 (Active duty)
1963–1971 (Reserve)
Rank Lieutenant general
Battles/warsWorld War II