Theo Heemskerk

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His Excellency
Theo Heemskerk
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Chairman of the Council of Ministers
In office
12 February 1908 – 29 August 1913
MonarchWilhelmina
Preceded byTheodoor de Meester
Succeeded byPieter Cort van der Linden
Personal details
BornTheodorus Heemskerk
(1852-07-20)20 July 1852
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died12 June 1932(1932-06-12) (aged 79)
Utrecht, Netherlands
Political partyAnti-Revolutionary
Spouse(s)Lydia von Zaremba
Children7
OccupationLawyer

Theodorus "Theo" Heemskerk (20 July 1852 – 12 June 1932) was a Dutch Anti-Revolutionary politician who served as Minister of the Interior and chairman of the Council of Ministers (a post later dubbed Prime Minister), from 1908 to 1913. Heemskerk is particularly known as the founder of the Dutch poverty and vaccination laws. His father Jan Heemskerk also served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands.

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House of Representatives of the Netherlands
New district Member for Ridderkerk
1888–1891
Succeeded by
Arie Smit
Preceded by
Walle Melis Oppedijk
Member for Harlingen
1893–1894
Succeeded by
Abraham Bouman
Preceded by
Willem Brantsen van de Zijp
Member for Sneek
1894–1897
Succeeded by
Jan van Gilse
Preceded by
Bernardus Heldt
Member for Amsterdam VII
1901–1905
Succeeded by
Cornelis Blooker
Preceded by
Alexander van Löben Sels
Member for Sliedrecht
1905–1908
Succeeded by
Jan van der Molen
Political offices
Preceded by
Pieter Rink
Minister of the Interior
1908–1913
Succeeded by
Pieter Cort van der Linden
Preceded by
Theo de Meester
Chairman of the Council of Ministers
1908–1913
Preceded by
Bastiaan Ort
Minister of Justice
1918–1925
Succeeded by
Jan Schokking