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Ambassador Peter Hoekstra



U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands

Ambassador Peter Hoekstra, U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands, was born in Groningen and immigrated with his family to the United States.  He became a prominent politician and business executive with a long history of public service. He served as a Member of Congress for eighteen years (1993-2011) representing Michigan’s 2nd District. He was the founding chairman of the Congressional Caucus on the Netherlands and active throughout his tenure in promoting Dutch-American ties. He was also the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence or ranking Republican on the Committee from 2004-2011.

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