Floris Adriaan van Hall

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Floris Adriaan, Baron van Hall
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4th and 7th Prime Minister of the Netherlands
In office
19 April 1853 – 1 July 1856
Monarch William III
Preceded by Johan Rudolf Thorbecke
Succeeded by Justinus Jacob Leonard van Brugghen
Constituency Amsterdam, Hoorn
Prime Minister of the Netherlands
In office
23 February 1860 – 14 March 1861
Monarch William III
Preceded by Jan Jacob Rochussen
Succeeded by Jacob van Zuylen van Nijevelt
Personal details
Born (1791-05-15)15 May 1791
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died 29 March 1866(1866-03-29) (aged 74)
The Hague, Netherlands
Political party Moderate; Conservative Liberal
Spouse(s) (1) Alida Paulina Bondt (†1845)
(2) Henriëtte Maria Jeanne barones Schimmelpenninck van der Oye
Religion Dutch Reformed

Floris Adriaan, Baron van Hall (May 15, 1791 in Amsterdam – March 29, 1866 in The Hague) was a Dutch nobleman and an important statesman from the middle of the 19th century. He played an important role as representative of the Amsterdam trade and bankingsector and as politician.

He studied law in Amsterdam and Leiden, en became a lawyer in Amsterdam. He practised law until the King appointed him as successor to Cornelis Felix van Maanen as Minister of Justice in 1842 and one and a half year later as Minister of Finance. Since 1849 was he member of the Second Chamber of the States General until in 1853 he succeeded Johan Rudolf Thorbecke to form a new government. In 1856 King William II gave him the title of Baron. In 1860 he became once again chairman of the council of ministers. He rejected an offer for the appointment to Governor-General of the Dutch East-Indies.

Political offices
Preceded by
Cornelis Felix van Maanen
Minister of Justice
1842-1844
Succeeded by
Marinus Willem de Jonge van Campensnieuwland
Preceded by
Johan Adriaan van der Heim van Duivendijke
Minister of Finance
1843-1848
Succeeded by
Frederik van Rappard
Preceded by
Leonardus Antonius Lightenvelt
Minister of Roman Catholic service (interim)
1853
Succeeded by
Jacobus Arnoldus Mutsaers
Preceded by
Jacob Pieter Pompejus van Zuylen van Nijevelt
Minister of Foreign Affairs
1853-1856
Succeeded by
Daniël Théodore Gevers van Endegeest
Preceded by
Johan Rudolph Thorbecke
Prime Minister of the Netherlands
1853-1856
Succeeded by
Justinus van der Brugghen
Preceded by
Elisa Cornelis Unico van Doorn
Minister of Finance (interim)
1854
Succeeded by
Agnites Vrolik
Preceded by
Jan Karel van Goltstein
Minister of Foreign Affairs (interim)
1860
Succeeded by
Julius van Zuylen van Nijevelt
Preceded by
Jan Jacob Rochussen
Prime Minister of the Netherlands
1860-1861
Succeeded by
Jacob Pieter Pompejus van Zuylen van Nijevelt
Preceded by
Pieter Philip van Bosse
Minister of Finance
1860-1861
Succeeded by
Johannes Servaas Lotsy