Dirk Fock

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Dirk Fock
COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Studioportret van Gouverneur-Generaal Mr. D. Fock TMnr 10018708.jpg
Dirk Fock in 1921
Parliamentary leader in the Senate
In office
20 September 1932 – 17 September 1935
Preceded byPieter Rink
Parliamentary groupLiberal State Party
Member of the Senate
In office
17 September 1929 – 17 September 1935
Parliamentary groupLiberal State Party
Governor-General of the
Dutch East Indies
In office
24 March 1921 – 6 September 1926
Preceded byJohan Paul van
Limburg Stirum
Succeeded byAndries Cornelis
Dirk de Graeff
Speaker of the House of Representatives
In office
25 January 1917 – 8 October 1920
Preceded byHendrik Goeman
Succeeded byDionysius Koolen
Governor-General of Suriname
In office
10 August 1908 – 30 June 1911
Preceded byPieter Hofstede Crull (Ad interim)
Succeeded byLouis Marie
Rollin Couquerque
Minister of Colonial Affairs
In office
17 August 1905 – 12 February 1908
Prime MinisterTheo de Meester
Preceded byAlexander Idenburg
Succeeded byTheo Heemskerk (Ad interim)
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
6 September 1913 – 14 October 1920
In office
17 September 1901 – 17 August 1905
Parliamentary groupLiberal Union
Personal details
Dirk Fock

(1858-06-19)19 June 1858
Wijk bij Duurstede, Netherlands
Died17 October 1941(1941-10-17) (aged 83)
The Hague, Netherlands
Political partyLiberal State Party
(from 1921)
Other political
Liberal Union (1885–1921)
Wilhelmina Doffegnies
(m. 1881; her death 1913)

Alida Diemont
(m. 1926; her death 1931)
ChildrenCornelia Fock (1882–1959)
Dirk Fock Jr. (1886–1973)
Jan Fock (1889–1973)
Else Fock (1892–1979)
Alma materGymnasium Haganum
Leiden University
(Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws, Doctor of Philosophy)
OccupationPolitician · Diplomat · Civil servant · Jurist · Lawyer

Dirk Fock (19 June 1858 – 17 October 1941) was a Dutch politician and diplomat of the defunct Liberal State Party (LSP) now merged into the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD).

Governor of Suriname (1908–1911), Speaker of the House of Representatives (1917–1921) and Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (1921–1926).[1]

After attending Gymnasium Haganum, Fock studied law at Leiden University from 1875 to 1880.[2]


  1. ^ (in Dutch) Mr.dr. D. (Dirk) Fock, Parlement & Politiek. Retrieved on 17 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Mr.dr. D. (Dirk) Fock". Nederlandse Grondwet. Retrieved 3 February 2011.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Dirk Fock at Wikimedia Commons
House of Representatives of the Netherlands
Preceded by
Johannes de Visser
Member for Rotterdam I
Succeeded by
Samuel van den Bergh
Preceded by
Frank van Lennep
Member for Haarlem
District abolished
Political offices
Preceded by
Alexander Idenburg
Minister of Colonial Affairs
Succeeded by
Theo Heemskerk (interim)
Preceded by
Hendrik Goeman Borgesius
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Succeeded by
Dionysius Koolen
Government offices
Preceded by
Johan Paul van Limburg Stirum
Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Succeeded by
Andries Cornelis Dirk de Graeff