Frans Seda
20th Minister of Transportation
In office
6 June 1968 – 28 March 1973
Preceded byJatidjan
Succeeded byBasuki Rachmat
14th Minister of Finance
In office
25 July 1966 – 6 June 1968
Preceded bySumarno
Succeeded byAli Wardhana
13th Minister of Agriculture
In office
24 February 1966 – 25 July 1966
Preceded bySadjarwo
Succeeded bySutjipto
Personal details
Fransiscus Xaverius Seda

(1926-10-04)4 October 1926
Flores, East Nusa Tenggara, Dutch Indies
Died31 December 2009(2009-12-31) (aged 83)
Jakarta, Indonesia

Franciscus Xaverius Seda, AM (4 October 1926 – 31 December 2009),[1] popularly known as Frans Seda, was an Indonesian finance minister in the early days of Suharto's presidency. He also served as a minister during the final days of Indonesia's founding President Sukarno's rule in 1966. He is one of the most well-known figures from the eastern province of Nusa Tenggara Timur.

He served as plantation minister from 1964 to 1966, agriculture minister in 1966, finance minister from 1966 to 1968 and transportation minister from 1968 to 1973. Seda was a former chairman of the Indonesian Catholic Party and a senior advisor to the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) Party.[2][3]

In 1999 he was appointed an Honorary Member of the Order of Australia (AM), "for service to the development of trade links between Australia and Indonesia".[4]


  1. ^ "Frans Seda passes away". ANTARA. 31 December 2009. Archived from the original on 2 January 2010. Retrieved 2 January 2010.
  2. ^ Wardany, Irawaty (2 January 2010). "Indonesia loses a leading 'man of principle'". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2 January 2010.
  3. ^ Adlin, Sutan Eries (2 January 2010). "Dan Pak Frans pun menyusul Gus Dur". Bisnis Indonesia (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2 January 2010.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ It's an Honour