Jacob de Kempenaer
|Jacob de Kempenaer|
|2nd Prime Minister of the Netherlands|
21 November 1848 – 1 November 1849
|Preceded by||Gerrit Schimmelpenninck|
|Succeeded by||Johan Rudolph Thorbecke|
|Born||Jacobus Mattheüs de Kempenaer
6 July 1793
|Died||12 February 1870
|Spouse(s)||Arnoldina Jacoba Gerlings|
|Religion||Dutch Reformed Church|
Jacobus Mattheüs de Kempenaer (6 July 1793, in Amsterdam – 12 February 1870, in Arnhem) was a Dutch politician, lawyer, and second Prime Minister of the Netherlands from November 1848 to November 1849. He served as a member of the House of Representatives, chairman of the board of Commerce for Arnhem, a member of the city board, and a member of the Provincial States of Gelderland.
Initially in the House of Representatives, de Kempenaer was considered a liberal. In 1844, he was among nine men to propose amending the Constitution of the Netherlands. De Kempenaer was appointed to the Constitution Commission headed by Johan Rudolph Thorbecke in 1848, and as Minister of the Interior. He soon became de facto Prime Minister, playing an important role in the revision of the national Constitution. He resigned his offices in 1849 and subsequently became a conservative, opposing Thorbecke.
De Kempenaer was married in Haarlem on August 19, 1818 to Arnoldina Jacoba Gerlings (1796–1871). They had three sons and three daughters.
Nederland's Patriciaat, 39 ('s-Gravenhage 1953), 155. NP
- Official Parliamentary Biography, parliament.com; accessed 16 June 2015. (Dutch)
Lodewijk Caspar Luzac
|Minister of the Interior
Johan Rudolph Thorbecke
|Prime Minister of the Netherlands