Jan van Tilburg

Jan van Tilburg
Gouverneur van Suriname J. van Tilburg.jpg
Governor-General of Suriname
In office
11 February 1956 – 18 March 1962
Preceded by Jan Klaasesz
Succeeded by Archibald Currie
Member of the Senate
In office
18 September 1951 – 28 December 1955
Personal details
Born (1900-06-16)16 June 1900
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died 21 October 1977(1977-10-21) (aged 77)
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Political party Labour Party

Jan van Tilburg (16 June 1900 – 21 October 1977) was a Dutch politician for the Labour Party who was a member of the Senate between 1951 and 1955 and Governor of Suriname between 1956 and 1962.[1] During his tenure in government, the Brokopondo Reservoir was created to supply electricity for the Suralco bauxite plant.[2]

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