Henry Lucien de Vries

Henry Lucien de Vries
Henry Lucien de Vries (1966).jpg
Henry Lucien de Vries in 1966
Governor-General of Suriname
In office
26 February 1965 – 12 August 1968
Preceded by François Haverschmidt
Succeeded by Johan Ferrier
Personal details
Born (1909-12-12)12 December 1909
Paramaribo, Suriname
Died 6 April 1987(1987-04-06) (aged 77)
Leiden, Netherlands

Henry Lucien de Vries (12 December 1909 – 6 April 1987) was a Surinamese politician and entrepreneur.

De Vries was born in Paramaribo. He studied economics at the Netherlands School of Economics and law at the University of Amsterdam. He was also trained as an officer at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. In 1946, he joined De Surinaamsche Bank, where he became a member of the management board.

He served as the Chairman of the Estates of Suriname from 1947 to 1949.[1] De Vries was Governor of Suriname from 1965 to 1968.[2] He was the half-brother of the artist Erwin de Vries.


  1. ^ (in Dutch)De Nationale Assemblée: Lijst van Oud-Voorzitters
  2. ^ (in Dutch) Mr.Drs. H.L. (Hein) de Vries, Parlement & Politiek. Retrieved on 6 November 2015.