Bonifacius Cornelis de Jonge

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Bonifacius Cornelis de Jonge
Portrait of Jonkheer Bonifacius Cornelis de Jonge by Jan Frank Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations.jpg
Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
In office
12 September 1931 – 16 September 1936
MonarchWilhelmina
Preceded byAndries Cornelis Dirk de Graeff
Succeeded byA. W. L. Tjarda van Starkenborgh Stachouwer
Personal details
Born(1875-01-22)22 January 1875
The Hague, Netherlands
Died24 June 1958(1958-06-24) (aged 83)
Zeist, Netherlands

Bonifacius Cornelis de Jonge (22 January 1875 – 24 June 1958) was a Dutch politician. He was the Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies in 1931–1936.[1]

Family[edit]

De Jonge was the son of Mr. Bonifacius Cornelis de Jonge (1834-1907), president of the District Court of The Hague and then a judge in the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, and Elisabeth Henrietta Maria Philipse (1839-1927). On July 5, 1904 he married Anna Cornelia Baroness of Wassenaer (1883-1959), founder and chairman of the General Support Fund for Indigenous Persons. They had four children.

Political career[edit]

Affiliated with the Conservative Christian Historical Union (CHU) from 1917, on 15 June 1917 de Jonge was appointed by Royal Decree to the cabinet of Prime Minister Pieter Cort van der Linden as Minister for War. Responsible for maintaining Dutch neutrality in the First World War, de Jonge was further appointed interim Minister of the Navy on 28 June 1918. He remained Minister in both portfolios until the government fell at the 1918 general election on 9 September 1918.

He was later appointed by the government of Hendrikus Colijn to serve on the board of Bataafse Petroleum Maatschappij, and refused appointments as Minister for War and Navy in 1920 and 1922. De Jonge also refused appointment as Queen's Commissioner in Utrecht in 1924.

Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies[edit]

Appointed Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies by Royal Decree of 8 May 1931, De Jonge took up office from 12 September 1931 and served until 16 September 1936.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Dutch) Jhr.Mr. B.C. de Jonge, Parlement & Politiek. Retrieved on 18 January 2015.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jean Jacques Rambonnet
Minister of War
1917–1918
Succeeded by
George Alting von Geusau
Preceded by
Jean Jacques Rambonnet
Minister of the Navy
Acting

1918
Succeeded by
George Alting von Geusau
Government offices
Preceded by
Andries Cornelis Dirk de Graeff
Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
1931–1936
Succeeded by
A. W. L. Tjarda van Starkenborgh Stachouwer