Sicco Mansholt, Vice-President of the Commission of the EEC
Portrait of Sicco Mansholt.
Sicco Mansholt was born in 1908 in Ulrum, The Netherlands. He occupied the post of Dutch Minister for Agriculture during 13 years, from 1945 to 1958. He was then nominated Vice-President of the Commission of the EEC, post which he exercised from 1958 to 1972 under the Presidents Walter Hallstein, Jean Rey and Franco Maria Malfatti. He was responsible for Economic and Financial Questions, Social affairs, Agriculture and Administration from 10/01/1958 to 09/01/1962, as well as Agriculture from 10/01/1962 to 21/03/1972. Further to Franco Maria Malfatti’s designation, he presided over the CEC from 21/03/1972 to 05/01/1973.
Sicco Mansholt is considered the father of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP).
He died 29 June 1995.