Jan van Tilburg

Jan van Tilburg
Governor-General of Suriname
In office
11 February 1956  18 March 1962
Preceded byJan Klaasesz
Succeeded byArchibald Currie
Member of the Senate
In office
18 September 1951  28 December 1955
Personal details
Born(1900-06-16)16 June 1900
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died21 October 1977(1977-10-21) (aged 77)
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Political partyLabour Party

Jan van Tilburg (16 June 1900 – 21 October 1977) was a Dutch politician for the Labour Party who was a member of the Senate between 1951 and 1955 and Governor of Suriname between 1956 and 1962.[1] During his tenure in government, the Brokopondo Reservoir was created to supply electricity for the Suralco bauxite plant.[2]


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