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Jan Gmelich Meijling
Undersecretary for Defence

In office
August 22, 1994 – August 3, 1998
Prime Minister Wim Kok
Preceded by Ton Frinking
Succeeded by Henk van Hoof
Mayor of Den Helder

In office
1 June 1985 – 22 August 1994
Preceded by Hans de Haan
Succeeded by Willem Hoekzema
Mayor of Castricum

In office
16 April 1978 – 1 June 1985
Preceded by W.C.A.M. van Boxtel
Succeeded by Koos Schouwenaar
Personal details
Born Jan Christoffel Gmelich Meijling
(1936-02-04)4 February 1936
Heemstede, Netherlands
Died 2 June 2012(2012-06-02) (aged 76)
Wassenaar, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
Alma mater Leiden University (Master of Education)
Occupation Politician
Civil servant
Naval officer
Military service
Allegiance The Netherlands
Service/branch Royal Netherlands Navy
Years of service 1960–1978
Rank Nl-marine-vloot-luitenant ter zee der 1e klasse.svg Lieutenant commander
Commands Hr. Ms. Bussemaker
Hr. Ms. Hoogezand
Battles/wars Cold War
Awards Order of Orange-Nassau

Jan Christoffel Gmelich Meijling (4 February 1936 – 2 June 2012) was a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD). He served as Mayor of Castricum from April 16, 1978 until June 1, 1985 when he became Mayor of Den Helder serving until August 22, 1994 when he became State Secretary for Defence in the Cabinet Kok I from August 22, 1994 until August 3, 1998.[1]


  1. (Dutch) Jan Gmelich Meijling overleden, NOS, June 3, 2012

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