Johan Ferrier

Johan Henri Eliza Ferrier (12 May 1910 – 4 January 2010) was a Surinamese politician who served as the 1st President of Suriname from 25 November 1975 to 13 August 1980. He was that country's last Governor-General before independence, serving from 1968 to 1975, before becoming the first president upon independence from the Netherlands in 1975.

Johan Ferrier
Johan Ferrier in 1975
1st President of Suriname
In office
25 November 1975  13 August 1980
Prime MinisterHenck Arron
Henk Chin A Sen
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byHenk Chin A Sen
Governor-General of Suriname
In office
15 March 1968  25 November 1975
Prime MinisterHenck Arron
Preceded byHenry Lucien de Vries
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Prime Minister of Suriname
In office
16 April 1955  16 July 1958
Governor GeneralJan Klaasesz
Jan van Tilburg
Preceded byArchibald Currie
Succeeded bySeverinus Desiré Emanuels
Personal details
Johan Henri Eliza Ferrier

(1910-05-12)12 May 1910
Paramaribo, Suriname
Died4 January 2010(2010-01-04) (aged 99)
Oegstgeest, Netherlands
Political partyNational Party of Suriname
Spouse(s)Eugenie Lionarons (died 1959)
Edmé Ferrier-Vas (died 1997)
ChildrenCynthia McLeod,[1] Joan Ferrier[2] and Kathleen Ferrier.[3]
Alma materUniversity of Amsterdam (Dr.)

He was named the twentieth century's most important politician in Suriname in 1999.[4]

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