Gustaaf Adolf Maengkom

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Gustaaf Adolf Maengkom
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Minister of Justice
In office
9 April 1957 – 6 July 1959
Prime MinisterDjuanda Kartawidjaja
Preceded byMuljatno
Succeeded bySahardjo
Personal details
Born(1907-03-11)11 March 1907
Tondano, Minahasa, Dutch East Indies
Died25 May 1984(1984-05-25) (aged 77)
Jakarta, Indonesia
ChildrenJonas Maengkom (Son: Maurice Gustav Adolf Maengkom, Grandchildren: Gabriella Elisabeth Maengkom, Gloria Elleanor Maengkom, Galena Emmanuelle Maengkom)

Gustaaf Adolf Maengkom (11 March 1907 – 25 May 1984) was a former Indonesian Minister of Justice in the Djuanda Cabinet and Indonesian ambassador to Poland.


Maengkom was born on 11 March 1907 at Tondano, Minahasa, then part of the Dutch East Indies.

Maengkom studied at the College of Law or Rechtshoogeschool te Batavia (RHS) in Batavia, but did not finish.[1]: 21  After the Proclamation of Indonesian Independence, he became a member of the Tamtomo Battalion in the Siliwangi Division from 1947 to 1949.[1]: 21  He subsequently served as a District Court judge in the cities of Denpasar in Bali, Sukabumi and Cianjur in West Java, and Jakarta.[2]: 221 

From 1957 to 1959 Maengkom served as Minister of Justice in the Djuanda Cabinet led by Prime Minister Djuanda. Subsequently from 1962 to 1966, Maengkom served as Indonesian ambassador to Poland.[1]: 21 

Aged 77, Maengkom died on 25 March 1984 at Jakarta.


  1. ^ a b c Ensiklopedi Nasional Indonesia, Jilid 10 [Indonesian National Encyclopedia] (in Indonesian). Vol. 10. Jakarta: Cipta Adi Pustaka. 1988.
  2. ^ The Asia Who's Who 1958. Hong Kong: Pan-Asia Newspaper Alliance. 1958.