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 before independence, from 1968 to 1975, and first president after it gained independence from the Netherlands.

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
MonarchJuliana
Prime MinisterHenck Arron
Preceded byHenry Lucien de Vries
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Prime Minister of Suriname
In office
16 April 1955  16 July 1958
MonarchJuliana
Governor GeneralJan Klaasesz
Jan van Tilburg
Preceded byArchibald Currie
Succeeded bySeverinus Desiré Emanuels
Personal details
Born
Johan Henri Eliza Ferrier

(1910-05-12)12 May 1910
Paramaribo, Suriname
Died4 January 2010(2010-01-04) (aged 99)
Oegstgeest, Netherlands
NationalitySurinamese
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.)
OccupationPolitician
Teacher
Johan Ferrier (1955)

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


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