Karin Adelmund

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Karin Adelmund
Karin Adelmund (1988).jpg
Karin Adelmund in 1988
State Secretary of
Education, Culture, and Science
In office
3 August 1998 – 22 July 2002
Prime Minister Wim Kok
Preceded by Tineke Netelenbos
Succeeded by Annette Nijs
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
23 May 2002 – 21 October 2005
In office
17 May 1994 – 3 August 1998
Personal details
Born Karin Yvonne Irene Jansen Adelmund
(1949-03-18)18 March 1949
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died 21 October 2005(2005-10-21) (aged 56)
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Karin Yvonne Irene Jansen Adelmund (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkaːrɪn iˈvɔnə iˈreːnə ˈjɑnsən ˈaːdəlˌmʏnt]; 18 March 1949 – 21 October 2005) was a Dutch politician and member of the Labour Party (PvdA).

Early life and education

Karin Yvonne Irene Jansen Adelmund was born on 18 March 1949 in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. She was the daughter of Fritz Jansen Adelmund and Anna van der Hoven. She had two brothers and three sisters.[1]

She went to Protestant primary and secondary schools in Rotterdam. She then studied at the Public Social Academy (1968–1972) in Rotterdam and she studied social sciences at the University of Amsterdam (1972–1979) in Amsterdam.[1]


Adelmund was a member of the Dutch Labour Party (PvdA). She was a member of the Dutch House of Representatives (1994–1998), chairwoman of the Labour Party (1997–1998), State Secretary of Education, Culture and Science (1998–2002), and again member of the House of Representatives (2002–2005) until her death.[1]

She died on 21 October 2005, at the age 56, in Amsterdam.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 (Dutch) Drs. K.Y.I.J. (Karin) Adelmund, Parlement & Politiek. Retrieved on 7 April 2015.