Henck Arron

Henck Alphonsus Eugène Arron (25 April 1936 – 4 December 2000) was the first Prime Minister of Suriname after it gained independence in 1975.[2] A member of the National Party of Suriname, he served from 24 December 1973 with the transition government, to 25 February 1980. He was overthrown in a coup d'état by the military, led by Dési Bouterse. Released in 1981 after charges of corruption were dropped, he returned to banking, his previous career. In 1987, Arron was elected as Vice President of Suriname and served until another coup in 1990 overthrew the government.

Henck Arron
Henck Arron in 1988
1st Vice President of Suriname[1]
In office
25 January 1988  24 December 1990
PresidentRamsewak Shankar
Preceded byOffice Established
Succeeded byJules Wijdenbosch
Prime Minister of Suriname
In office
24 December 1973  25 February 1980
MonarchQueen Juliana (1973–1975)
PresidentJohan Ferrier (1975–1980)
Governor GeneralJohan Ferrier (1973–1975)
Preceded byJules Sedney
Succeeded byHenk Chin A Sen
Personal details
Henck Alphonsus Eugène Arron

(1936-04-25)25 April 1936
Paramaribo, Surinam
Died4 December 2000(2000-12-04) (aged 64)
Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands[2]
Political partyNational Party of Suriname
Spouse(s)Antoinette Leeuwin

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