Hendrik Jan Smidt

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Hendrik Jan Smidt.

Hendrik Jan Smidt (11 October 1831, in Assen – 14 March 1917, in The Hague) was a Dutch liberal politician. He served as Minister of Justice twice, and was Governor-General of Suriname between 30 July 1885 and 18 July 1888.

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  • "Mr. H.J. Smidt". Parlement & Politiek (in Dutch). Retrieved 10 February 2018. 
House of Representatives of the Netherlands
Preceded by
Johan Rudolph Thorbecke
Member for Assen
With: Lucas Oldenhuis Gratama
Succeeded by
Warmold van der Feltz
New district Member for Emmen
Succeeded by
Petrus Hendrik Roessingh
Political offices
Preceded by
Theo van Lynden van Sandenburg
Minister of Justice
Succeeded by
Anthony Modderman
Preceded by
Gustave Ruijs de Beerenbrouck
Minister of Justice
Succeeded by
Willem van der Kaay
Government offices
Preceded by
Johannes van Heerdt tot Eversberg
Governor-General of Suriname
Succeeded by
Warmolt Tonckens