Louis le Grange

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Louis le Grange
Cabinet Minister of South Africa
In office
PresidentMarais Viljoen
Prime MinisterJohn Vorster
P. W. Botha
Speaker of the House of Assembly of South Africa
In office
PresidentF.W. de Klerk
Preceded byJohan Greeff
Succeeded byGene Louw
Personal details
Born(1928-08-16)16 August 1928
Ladybrand, Orange Free State
Died25 October 1991(1991-10-25) (aged 63)
NationalitySouth African
Political partyNational Party
Alma materPotchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education

Louis le Grange (16 August 1928 – 25 October 1991) was a lawyer, a South African politician and a member of the National Party.

Political career[edit]

Le Grange was born in Ladybrand in the Orange Free State of South Africa. He was a member of the National Party, Member of Parliament for the constituency of Potchefstroom (1966-1991), Deputy Minister of Information (1975-1978), Interior (1975-1978), Immigration (1978), and Public Works (1978), in governments of John Vorster.

He then served as Minister of Tourism and Public Works (1978-1979), Prisons (1979-1980), Police (1979-1982) and Law and Order (1982-1986) in the cabinets of P.W. Botha, before he became the 13th Speaker of the House of Assembly of South Africa (1987-1991).

He died of a fatal heart attack in Potchefstroom, aged 63.