Wim Udenhout

Willem "Wim" Alfred Udenhout (born 29 September 1937 in Coronie District) was the military-installed Prime Minister of Suriname from February 1984 to July 1986.[1] He had previously been a teacher and, for a time, a Black Power activist.[2] As an academic he had a PhD in English literature from Leiden University.[3] He later served as an ambassador to the United States. He did not favor investigating the military's murder of civilians or of Maroon people.[4] He is most recently the Chairman of the Suriname Conservation Foundation.[5]

Wim Udenhout
Prime Minister of Suriname
In office
3 February 1984  17 July 1986
PresidentFred Ramdat Misier
DeputyFrank Leeflang [nl]
Preceded byErrol Alibux
Succeeded byPretaap Radhakishun
Personal details
Willem Alfred Udenhout

(1937-09-29) 29 September 1937 (age 84)
Coronie District, Colony of Suriname
Nationality Surinamese
Political partyIndependent
Alma materLeiden University

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