Piet van Zeil

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Piet van Zeil
Piet van Zeil 1980 (1).jpg
Piet van Zeil in 1980
Mayor of Heerlen
In office
1 July 1986 – 1 September 1992
Preceded byJan Reijnen
Succeeded byJef Pleumeekers
State Secretary for Social Affairs
and Employment
In office
12 June 1982 – 4 November 1982
Prime MinisterDries van Agt
Preceded byIen Dales
Hedy d'Ancona
Succeeded byLouw de Graaf
State Secretary for Economic Affairs
In office
11 September 1981 – 22 June 1986
Serving with Wim Dik (1981–1982)
Frits Bolkestein (1982–1986)
Prime MinisterDries van Agt (1981–1982)
Ruud Lubbers (1982–1986)
Preceded byHas Beyen
Succeeded byFrits Bolkestein
Chairman of the Catholic
People's Party
In office
5 April 1975 – 27 September 1980
LeaderFrans Andriessen
Preceded byDick de Zeeuw
Succeeded byOffice discontinued
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
3 June 1986 – 22 June 1986
In office
16 September 1982 – 5 November 1982
In office
1 February 1972 – 11 September 1981
Parliamentary groupChristian Democratic Appeal
Catholic People's Party
Personal details
Petrus Hendrikus van Zeil

(1927-08-03)3 August 1927
Hillegom, Netherlands
Died10 November 2012(2012-11-10) (aged 85)
Heerlen, Netherlands
Political partyChristian Democratic Appeal
(from 1980)
Other political
Catholic People's Party
(until 1980)
Agnes de Groot
(m. 1955; his death 2012)
OccupationPolitician · Trade Union Leader · Political consultant · Corporate director · Nonprofit director

Petrus Hendrikus "Piet" van Zeil (3 August 1927 – 10 November 2012) was a Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA).[1][2]


Ribbon bar Honour Country Date Comment
NLD Order of Orange-Nassau - Grand Officer BAR.png Grand Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau Netherlands 26 August 1986
Ordine di San Gregorio Magno.COMM.PNG Knight Commander of the Order of St. Gregory the Great Holy See 15 May 1996
OESSG Commendatore BAR.jpg Knight Commander of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre Holy See 1 April 2002 Elevated from Knight (12 July 1988)


  1. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in Dutch) Oud-burgemeester Heerlen Van Zeil (85) overleden, Limburgs Dagblad
  2. ^ Netherlands), Studie- en Documentatiecentrum voor Latijns-Amerika (Amsterdam,; Afdeling, Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde (Netherlands). Caraïbische (1976). Boletín de estudios latinoamericanos y del Caribe. Centro de Estudios y Documentación Latinoamericanos. Retrieved 26 September 2011.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Dick de Zeeuw
Chairman of the Catholic
People's Party

Succeeded by
Office discontinued
Political offices
Preceded by
Has Beyen
State Secretary for
Economic Affairs

With: Wim Dik (1981–1982)
Frits Bolkestein (1982–1986)
Succeeded by
Frits Bolkestein
Preceded by
Ien Dales
Hedy d'Ancona
State Secretary for Social
Affairs and Employment

Succeeded by
Louw de Graaf
Preceded by
Jan Reijnen
Mayor of Heerlen
Succeeded by
Jef Pleumeekers