Herling Laoh

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Herling Laoh
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Minister of Transportation, Power, and Public Works
In office
14 December 1949 – 15 August 1950
PresidentSukarno
Prime MinisterMohammad Hatta
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byDjuanda; Herman Johannes
Minister of Transportation
In office
4 August 1949 – 14 December 1949
PresidentSukarno
Prime MinisterMohammad Hatta
Preceded byDjuanda
Minister of Public Works
In office
4 August 1949 – 14 December 1949
PresidentSukarno
Prime MinisterMohammad Hatta
Preceded byDjuanda
In office
13 April 1948 – 19 December 1948
PresidentSukarno
Prime MinisterMohammad Hatta
Preceded byDjuanda
In office
11 August 1947 – 23 January 1948
PresidentSukarno
Prime MinisterAmir Sjarifuddin
Preceded byMohammad Enoch
Succeeded byDjuanda
Junior Minister of Public Works
In office
3 July 1947 – 11 August 1947
PresidentSukarno
Prime MinisterAmir Sjarifuddin
In office
12 March 1946 – 3 July 1947
PresidentSukarno
Prime MinisterSutan Sjahrir
Preceded byPosition established
Personal details
Born(1902-08-23)23 August 1902
Tompaso, Dutch East Indies
Died15 March 1970(1970-03-15) (aged 68)
Political partyIndonesian National Party

Herling Laoh (23 August 1902 – 15 March 1970) was an Indonesian politician and a several-times cabinet minister.

Biography[edit]

Herling Laoh was born in Tompaso (near Manado) on 23 August 1902.[1]: 58  Laoh received an engineer's degree in 1928 from the Technische Hoogeschool te Bandoeng.[2]

After the Proclamation of Indonesian Independence, Laoh joined the Indonesian National Party and was appointed to several cabinets from 1946 to 1950. In the Second Sjahrir Cabinet and Third Sjahrir Cabinet, he was appointed as junior minister of Public Works.[3]: 131 [4]: 195  In the First Amir Sjarifuddin Cabinet, he was also appointed as junior minister of Public Works and then as minister of Public Works when Mohammad Enoch resigned.[4]: 211  In the Second Amir Sjarifuddin Cabinet, he remained as minister of Public Works.[5]: 11  In the First Hatta Cabinet, Laoh again became minister of Public Works when he replaced Djuanda.[6]: 279  In the Second Hatta Cabinet, in addition to being minister of Public Works, he was also designated minister of Transportation.[6]: 308  In the Republic of the United States of Indonesia Cabinet, he was appointed minister of Transportation, Power, and Public Works.[7]: 37 

In 1949, Laoh served as an advisor in the Indonesian delegation during negotiations with the Dutch that produced the Roem–Van Roijen Agreement.[7]: 35  In 1950s, Laoh started several business ventures including joint ventures with the government.[8]: 50  The Port of Bitung was constructed by Birokarpi under the supervision of Laoh.[9]: 78 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dahlan, A. (1950). R.I.S. Lahir [R.I.S. was Born] (in Indonesian). Medan: Saiful.
  2. ^ "Examen Technische Hoogeschool" [Technical University Exam]. Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant (in Dutch). Rotterdam. 2 June 1928. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  3. ^ Hatta, Mohammad (1981). Untuk Negeriku: Sebuah Otobiografi [For My Country: An Autobiography] (in Indonesian). Jakarta: Penerbit Buku Kompas. ISBN 978-979-709-540-6.
  4. ^ a b Kahin, George McTurnan (2003). Nationalism and Revolution in Indonesia. Ithaca: Cornell University.
  5. ^ Finch, Susan; Lev, Daniel S. (1965). Republic of Indonesia Cabinets: 1945–1965. Ithaca: Cornell University.
  6. ^ a b Hatta, Mohammad; Penders, C.L.M. (1981). Mohammad Hatta, Indonesian Patriort: Memoirs. Singapore: Gunung Agung. ISBN 997-1927-04-7.
  7. ^ a b Soegito, A.T. (1977). Prof. Mr. Dr. R. Soepomo (in Indonesian). Jakarta: Departemen Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan.
  8. ^ Robison, Richard (1986). Indonesia: the Rise of Capital. Sydney: Allen and Unwin. ISBN 978-979-3780-65-8.
  9. ^ Drs. H. R. Ticoalu: Sebuah Biography, Profil Seorang Abdi Masyarakat [Drs. H. R. Ticoalu: A Biography, A Profile of a Civil Servant] (in Indonesian). Manado: Yayasan Drs. H. R. Ticoalu. 1996.