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|François Christiaan Erasmus|
|Minister of Justice|
1959 – August 1961
|Prime Minister||D. F. Malan
J. G. Strijdom
|Preceded by||Charles Robberts Swart|
|Succeeded by||B. J. Vorster|
|Minister of Defence|
4 June 1948 – 12 December 1959
|Prime Minister||Hendrik Verwoerd|
|Preceded by||Jan Smuts|
|Succeeded by||Jacobus Johannes Fouché|
In 1927 he was appointed Deputy Attorney General of South West Africa. Afterwards he entered politics and was elected to Parliament in 1933. He joined D F Malan's cabinet as the Minister of Defence in 1948.
After his term as Minister of Justice he was appointed Ambassador to Italy.
- Roger Boulter: A biography of F.C. Erasmus, South African defence minister, 1948-1959. Lewiston, Edwin Mellen Press, 2011. ISBN 9780773425866
- C.J. Nöthling, E.M. Meyers (1982). "Leaders through the years (1912-1982)". Scientaria Militaria 12 (2): 92.
|Minister of Defence (South Africa)
Jacobus Johannes Fouché
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