Aad Nuis

Aad Nuis
Aad Nuis (1987).jpg
Aad Nuis in 1986
State Secretary for Education,
Culture and Science
In office
22 August 1994 – 3 August 1998
Serving with Tineke Netelenbos
Prime Minister Wim Kok
Preceded by Job Cohen
as State Secretary for
Education and Sciences
Succeeded by Karin Adelmund
Rick van der Ploeg
Member of the Senate
In office
13 September 1983 – 3 June 1986
Parliamentary group Democrats 66
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
3 June 1986 – 22 August 1994
In office
10 June 1981 – 16 September 1982
Parliamentary group Democrats 66
Personal details
Adrianus Nuis

(1933-07-18)18 July 1933
Sliedrecht, Netherlands
Died 8 November 2007(2007-11-08) (aged 74)
Scheveningen, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party Democrats 66 (from 1967)
Renate Rubinstein
( m. 1963; div. 1978)
Alma mater University of Amsterdam
(Bachelor of Social Science, Master of Social Science)
Occupation Politician · Political scientist · Philologist · Researcher · Journalist · Author · Columnist · Poet · Editor · Critic · Political pundit · Corporate director · Nonprofit director
Military service
Allegiance  Netherlands
Branch/service Royal Netherlands Navy
Years of service 1962–1963 (Conscription)
Rank Netherlands-Navy-OR-2b.svg Ensign

Adrianus "Aad" Nuis (18 July 1933 – 8 November 2007) was a Dutch politician of the Democrats 66 (D66) party and political scientist.[1][2][3][4]

Nuis completed his military service in New Guinea, and after spending time in Jamaica returned to the Netherlands, where he became part of the anti-monarchist movement.[4] In the 1970s he worked as a literary critic for the Haagse Post.[4] He became more involved in politics in the D66 party.[4]

He served in the States-Provincial of Gelderland between 7 June 1978 and 10 June 1981. He served as Secretary of State for Culture and Media and Minister of Education, Culture and Science in the 1990s.[5]


Ribbon bar Honour Country Date Comment
Order of Orange-Nassau ribbon - Knight.svg Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau Netherlands 30 October 1998


  1. ^ "Oud-staatssecretaris Nuis overleden | nu.nl/algemeen | Het laatste nieuws het eerst op" (in Dutch). Nu.nl. Retrieved 2012-11-11.
  2. ^ Door Jean-Pierre Geelen (2010-12-07). "Zelf Martin Bril worden - Binnenland - VK" (in Dutch). Volkskrant.nl. Retrieved 2012-11-11.
  3. ^ d'Haen, Theo & Bertens, Hans (eds.) (1997) Closing the Gap: American Postmodern Fiction in Germany, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands, Editions Rodopi B.V., ISBN 978-9042002975, p. 230
  4. ^ a b c d Hageman, Esther (2007) "in memoriam aad nuis 1933-2007 / Literator in twee werelden", Trouw, 9 November 2007, retrieved 11 November 2012
  5. ^ Rathkolb, Oliver (ed.) (2004) Revisiting the National Socialist Legacy: Coming to Terms with Forced Labor, Expropriation, Compensation, and Restitution, Transaction Publishers, ISBN 978-0765805966, p. 130

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Political offices
Preceded by
Job Cohen
as State Secretary for
Education and Sciences
State Secretary for Education,
Culture and Science

With: Tineke Netelenbos
Succeeded by
Karin Adelmund
Succeeded by
Rick van der Ploeg

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