De Booy was a liberal entrepreneur and minister. During his naval career he was commander of several submarines. After his naval career, he worked in business. He attended an international career with the Batavian Petroleum Company. On May 14, 1940 he crossed over to England and was in London, a member of the advisory board and extraordinary of shipping and commerce committee and appointed in 1944 as Minister of Marine and Fisheries. In the cabinet of Schermerhorn-Drees, he also took the portfolio of Navy itself. He then became the first Dutch ambassador in Bonn.
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