André Donner

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André Donner (1971)

Andreas Matthias Donner (15 June 1918 in Rotterdam – 24 August 1992 in Amersfoort) was a Dutch judge and the second President of the European Court of Justice, a position which he served between 1958 and 1964. Donner stems from a prominent Dutch Reformed family of jurists. His father Jan Donner and his son Piet Hein Donner were Dutch Minister of Justice, with his son also being the current Dutch Vice President of the Council of State. André Donner's brother Jan Hein Donner was a chess grandmaster.

In 1955 he became member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, four years later he became foreign member.[1]

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Preceded by
Massimo Pilotti
President of the European Court of Justice
Succeeded by
Charles Léon Hammes