Theo Heemskerk

Theo Heemskerk
26th Prime Minister of the Netherlands
In office
12 February 1908  29 August 1913
Monarch Wilhelmina
Preceded by Theodoor de Meester
Succeeded by Pieter Cort van der Linden
Personal details
Born Theodorus Heemskerk
(1852-07-20)20 July 1852
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died 12 June 1932(1932-06-12) (aged 79)
Utrecht, Netherlands
Political party Anti-Revolutionary
Spouse(s) Lydia von Zaremba
Children 7
Occupation Lawyer
Religion Reformed Protestantism

Theodorus "Theo" Heemskerk (20 July 1852 – 12 June 1932) was a Dutch Anti-Revolutionary politician who served as Minister of the Interior and chairman of the Council of Ministers (a post later dubbed Prime Minister), from 1908 to 1913. Heemskerk is particularly known as the founder of the Dutch poverty and vaccination laws. His father Jan Heemskerk also served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands.

Political offices
Preceded by
Pieter Rink
Minister of the Interior
Succeeded by
Pieter Cort van der Linden
Preceded by
Theo de Meester
Prime Minister of the Netherlands
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