Monument for Hendrik Goeman Borgesius in The Hague at the Prins Hendrikplein. Made by J.C. Altorf in 1924.
Hendrik Goeman Borgesius (11 January 1847, Schildwolde, Slochteren – 18 January 1917, The Hague) was a Dutchpolitician. He was a member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands from 1877 until 1917, representing respectively Winschoten, Veendam, Zutphen, Enkhuizen, Rotterdam and finally Emmen. In 1885 he became leader of the Liberal Union. He was Minister of the Interior from 1897-1901, which was at the time a single ministry and was president of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands in the period September 17, 1913 - January 18, 1917. After being a minster he became a member of the Council of State of the Netherlands.
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