Felipe Tromp

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Felipe B. Tromp (15 October 1917 – 12 August 1995) was the first Governor of Aruba after Aruba received a status aparte within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. He worked as a teacher prior to becoming Governor and served as Minister for Education in the Antilles (1958-1962). He took office as Governor on 1 January 1986 and left office on 12 March 1992. He was succeeded by Olindo Koolman.

Tromp died on Saturday 12 August 1995, at the age of 77.[1]


A festival, a college and a club[2] were named on his honor.


Government offices
New creation Governor of Aruba
Succeeded by
Olindo Koolman