Thomas Bastiaan Pleyte

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Thomas B. Pleyte in 1913

Thomas Bastiaan Pleyte (23 October 1864, Leiden – 25 March 1926, The Hague) was a Dutch politician.

Pleyte was minister of Colonies in the Cort van der Linden administration. He became known as a liberal minister who founded the People's Council in 1916, a move that is widely regarded as the important first step to give the native population of the Dutch East Indies (now known as Indonesia) an equal say in government. Pleyte was fluent in Malay and Javanese.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jan Hendrik de Waal Malefijt
Minister of Colonial Affairs
1913-1916
Succeeded by
Jean Jacques Rambonnet (interim)
Preceded by
Jean Jacques Rambonnet (interim)
Minister of Colonial Affairs
1917-1918
Succeeded by
Alexander Willem Frederik Idenburg