Jacobus Johannes Venter

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Jacobus Johannes Venter
Chairman of the Joint Commission for Administering the Government of the Orange Free State
In office
10 February 1855 – 27 August 1855
Preceded by Josias Philip Hoffman
As State President of the Orange Free State
Succeeded by Jacobus Nicolaas Boshoff
As State President of the Orange Free State
Acting State President of the Orange Free State
In office
15 December 1859 – 8 February 1860
Preceded by Esaias Reynier Snijman (Acting)
Succeeded by Marthinus Wessel Pretorius
In office
20 June 1863 – 2 February 1864
Preceded by Joseph Allison (Acting)
Succeeded by Johannes Brand
Member of the Volksraad of the Orange Free State
Personal details
Born 1814
Died 1889
Bloemfontein
 Orange Free State

Jacobus Johannes Venter (1814 - 1889) was a South African (Boer) politician and statesman. He was a member of the Volksraad of the Orange Free State, chairman of the Joint Commission for Administering the Government in 1855 and served as Acting State President in 1859 – 1860 and again in 1863 – 1864.[1][2]

Four towns in South Africa were named after the Venter clan: Ventersdorp, Venterstad, Venterspos and Ventershoop.

One of his descendants is psychologist Dr Elma Ross.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Muller. Oude tyden in den Oranje-Vrystaat. pp. 54, 74, 76, 127, 131, 134, 145, 147, 158, 159, 172, 256. 
  2. ^ For dates see South Africa on Worldstatesman.org.
  • Muller, H.P.N. (1907). Oude tyden in den Oranje-Vrystaat. Naar Mr. H.A.L. Hamelberg's nagelaten papieren beschreven. Leiden: E.J. Brill. pp. 383p.