Theo Heemskerk

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Theo Heemskerk
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26th Prime Minister of the Netherlands
In office
12 February 1908 – 29 August 1913
Monarch Wilhelmina
Preceded by Theodoor de Meester
Succeeded by Pieter Cort van der Linden
Personal details
Born Theodorus Heemskerk
(1852-07-20)20 July 1852
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Died 12 June 1932(1932-06-12) (aged 79)
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Political party ARP
Occupation Lawyer
Religion Reformed Churches in the Netherlands

Theodorus "Theo" Heemskerk (20 July 1852, in Amsterdam – 12 June 1932, in Utrecht), son of Jan Heemskerk, was a Dutch politician in the party ARP. From 1908 to 1913 Heemskerk was minister of the Interior and president of the Council of Ministers (a post later dubbed Prime Minister). Heemskerk is particularly known as the founder of the Dutch poverty and vaccination laws.

Political offices
Preceded by
Theo de Meester
Prime Minister of the Netherlands
1908-1913
Succeeded by
Pieter Cort van der Linden
Preceded by
Dirk Fock
Minister of Colonial Affairs (interim)
1908
Succeeded by
Alexander Willem Frederik Idenburg