Edward Voûte

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Edward Voûte
Martin Seidel (NSDAP), Seyss-Inquart, Geerto Snijder and Mayor E.J. Voûte, 1941.jpg
Edward Voûte (far right) with other Nazi collaborators at the Stadsschouwburg in 1941
Mayor of Amsterdam
In office
3 March 1941 – 5 May 1945
Preceded byWillem de Vlugt
Succeeded byFeike de Boer
Personal details
Edward John Voûte

(1887-09-17)17 September 1887
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died18 June 1950(1950-06-18) (aged 62)
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Edward John Voûte (17 September 1887 – 18 June 1950) was the Mayor of Amsterdam from 1941 to 1945, during the German occupation of the Netherlands.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Edward John Voûte was born on 17 September 1887 in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. He was the son of Meinhard Voûte and Catharine Henriette Perk. In 1890, the family moved to Batavia in the Dutch East Indies. At age eleven, Voûte was sent back to the Netherlands to live with his aunt in Arnhem. He attended the Hogere Burgerschool in Arnhem and studied at the Royal Naval College (1907–1910) in Den Helder.[1]


Voûte worked as an officer in the Royal Netherlands Navy until 1915, when he was honorably discharged. He then worked as an inspector at Koninklijke Hollandsche Lloyd. From 1941 to 1945, during the German occupation of the Netherlands, he was mayor of Amsterdam. After World War II, he was arrested for his collaboration with the Nazis. In 1946, he was sentenced to 6 years in prison, which was later reduced to 3.5 years. He died at the age of 62, one year after his release from prison, on 18 June 1950 in Amsterdam.[1]


  1. ^ a b c ‹See Tfd›(in Dutch) A.J.J. Meershoek, "Voûte, Edward John (1887-1950)", Biografisch Woordenboek van Nederland, 2013. Retrieved on 5 March 2015.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Willem de Vlugt
Mayor of Amsterdam
Succeeded by
Feike de Boer