Archibald Currie (Surinamese politician)

Archibald Currie (7 March 1888 – 28 November 1986)[1] was Prime Minister and Governor of Suriname.

Archibald Currie
Archibald Currie in 1963
Governor-General of Suriname
In office
19 March 1963  22 August 1964
Preceded byJan van Tilburg
Succeeded byFrançois Haverschmidt
Prime Minister of Suriname
In office
15 December 1954  16 April 1955
Preceded byAdriaan Alberga
Succeeded byJohan Ferrier
Personal details
Born(1888-03-07)7 March 1888
Beneden-Cottica, Surinam
Died28 November 1986(1986-11-28) (aged 98)
Rijswijk, Netherlands
Political partyNational Party of Suriname

Currie started his career as a surveyor. Later he was appointed as Chief of Police in Paramaribo. Between 1950 and 1954, he was first Minister of Finances and later Minister of Economic and Social Affairs.[2] Currie became Prime Minister of Suriname from 1952 to 1955 and Governor of Suriname from 1962 to 1964. Between 19 March 1962 until 3 March 1963 as an Acting Governor, and 23 March 1963 to 24 September 1964 as appointed Governor.[3] He was the first governor born in Suriname and was a member of the National Party of Suriname.[4]

There is a statue of Currie made by Jozef Klas in front of the Presidential Palace.[5]


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