Archibald Currie (Surinamese politician)

Archibald Currie
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Archibald Currie in 1963
Governor-General of Suriname
In office
19 March 1963 – 22 August 1964
Preceded by Jan van Tilburg
Succeeded by François Haverschmidt
Prime Minister of Suriname
In office
15 December 1954 – 16 April 1955
Preceded by Adriaan Alberga
Succeeded by Johan Ferrier
Personal details
Born (1888-03-07)7 March 1888
Beneden-Cottica, Surinam
Died 28 November 1986(1986-11-28) (aged 98)
Rijswijk, Netherlands
Political party National Party of Suriname

Archibald Currie (7 March 1888 – 28 November 1986)[1] was Prime Minister and Governor of Suriname.

Currie started his career as a surveyor. Later he was appointed as Chief of Police in Paramaribo. Between 1950 and 1954, he was first Minister of Finances and later Minister of Economic and Social Affairs.[2] Currie became Prime Minister of Suriname from 1952 to 1955 and Governor of Suriname from 1962 to 1964. Between 19 March 1962 until 3 March 1963 as an Acting Governor, and 23 March 1963 to 24 September 1964 as appointed Governor.[3] He was the first governor born in Suriname and was a member of the National Party of Suriname.[4]

There is a statue of Currie made by Jozef Klas in front of the Presidential Palace.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Suriname - regeringsleiders".
  2. ^ "De heer A. Currie eerste Surinaamse gouverneur". Leidse Courant (in Dutch). 26 March 1963. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Archibald Currie". Anda Suriname (in Dutch). Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  4. ^ (in Dutch) A. Currie, Parlement & Politiek. Retrieved on 6 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Eerste Gouverneur van Surinaamse afkomst". Suriname.nu (in Dutch). Retrieved 29 June 2020.

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