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Raden Panji
12th Minister of Public Works of the Republic of Indonesia
In office
12 August 1955 – 24 March 1956
President Sukarno
Preceded by Mohammad Hasan
Succeeded by Pangeran M. Noor
10th Minister of Social of the Republic of Indonesia
In office
30 July 1953 – 12 August 1955
President Sukarno
Preceded by Anwar Tjokroaminoto
Succeeded by Sudibjo
4th Minister of Manpower and Transmigration of the Republic of Indonesia
In office
6 September 1950 – 3 April 1951
President Sukarno
Preceded by Ma'as
Succeeded by Iskandar Tedjasukmana
Personal details
Born (1893-11-03)November 3, 1893
Netherlands Porong, Sidoarjo, East Java, Dutch East Indies
Died May 16, 1981(1981-05-16) (aged 87)
Indonesia Indonesia

Raden Panji Soeroso (alt, Suroso) (born in Porong, Sidoarjo, East Java, Dutch East Indies, 3 November 1893 - died in Indonesia, 16 May 1981 at the age of 87 years) was a politician, Sarekat Islam activist, and a National Hero of Indonesia. He served as Governor of Central Java and Minister of Public Works and Manpower under the Greater Indonesian Party. He was also a vice chairman of the BPUPK and a member of PPKI. He was the founder of the Civil Servants Cooperative Republic of Indonesia. Soeroso was born in Porong, Sidoarjo, East Java, Dutch East Indies. Soeroso was posthumously honored as an Indonesian National Hero through a Presidential Decree issued on October 23, 1986.[1] He died in Indonesia.

Personal life[edit]

One of his sons was Raden Panji Soejono (1926–present), an antiquities expert and senior archaeologist in Indonesia. Soejono is professor of prehistoric archeology at several universities in Indonesia. Among others: University of Indonesia, Gadjah Mada University and Udayana University. He was head of the National Archaeological Research Center (Pusat Penelitian Arkeologi Nasional) during the period of 1974-1989.


  1. ^ "DAFTAR NAMA PAHLAWAN NASIONAL REPUBLIK INDONESIA" (in Indonesian). Ministry of Social Affairs of Republic of Indonesia. Retrieved 24 November 2012.