Jan Heemskerk cabinet

19th Cabinet of the Netherlands
Date formed23 April 1883 (1883-04-23)
Date dissolved21 April 1888 (1888-04-21)
(Demissionary from 30 March 188 (188-03-30))
People and organisations
Head of stateKing William III
Head of governmentJan Heemskerk
No. of ministers8
Total no. of members15
Member partyIndependent Conservatives
(Ind. Con.)
Independent Liberals
(Ind. Lib.)
Independent Catholics
(Ind. Cat.)
Status in legislatureRight-wing Majority government
Opposition partyAnti-Revolutionary Party
Opposition leaderAbraham Kuyper
History
Election(s)1883 election
Outgoing election1888 election
Legislature term(s)1883–1888
PredecessorVan Lynden van
Sandenburg cabinet
SuccessorMackay cabinet

The Jan Heemskerk cabinet was the cabinet of the Netherlands from 23 April 1883 until 21 April 1888. The cabinet was formed by Independent Conservatives (Ind. Con.), Independent Liberals (Ind. Lib.) and Independent Catholics (Ind. Cat.) after the election of 1883. The right-wing cabinet was a majority government in the House of Representatives. Independent Liberal Conservative Jan Heemskerk was Prime Minister.[1]

Cabinet Members

Ministers Title/Ministry Term of office Party
Dr.
Jan Heemskerk
(1818–1897)
Prime Minister 23 April 1883 –
21 April 1888
Independent
Conservative

(Liberal Conservative)
Minister Interior
Jonkheer
Joseph van der
Does de Willebois
(1816–1892)
Minister Foreign Affairs 23 April 1883 –
10 August 1885
[Note]
Independent
Christian Democrat

(Conservative Catholic)
Baron
Marc Willem du Tour
van Bellinchave
(1835–1908)
10 August 1885 –
14 September 1885
[Ad interim]
Independent
Conservative

(Liberal Conservative)
Jonkheer
Joseph van der
Does de Willebois
(1816–1892)
14 September 1885 –
1 November 1885
[Res]
Independent
Christian Democrat

(Conservative Catholic)
Jonkheer
Abraham van Karnebeek
(1836–1925)
1 November 1885 –
21 April 1888
Independent
Liberal

(Conservative Liberal)
Willem Grobbée
(1822–1907)
Minister Finance 23 April 1883 –
4 May 1885
[Res]
Independent
Conservative

(Liberal Conservative)
Jacobus Bloem
(1822–1902)
4 May 1885 –
21 April 1888
Independent
Conservative

(Liberal Conservative)
Baron
Marc Willem du Tour
van Bellinchave
(1835–1908)
Minister Justice 23 April 1883 –
21 April 1888
Independent
Conservative

(Liberal Conservative)
Johannes van den Bergh
(1824–1890)
Minister Water Management,
Commerce and Industry
23 April 1883 –
10 June 1887
[Res]
Independent
Christian Democrat

(Conservative Catholic)
Frederik Cornelis Tromp
(1828–1900)
10 June 1887 –
11 July 1887
[Ad interim]
Independent
Liberal

(Conservative Liberal)
Jacob Bastert
(1826–1902)
11 July 1887 –
21 April 1888
Independent
Liberal

(Conservative Liberal)
Major general
August Willem
Philip Weitzel

(1816–1896)
Minister War 23 April 1883 –
21 April 1888
Independent
Liberal

(Conservative Liberal)
Vice admiral
Frederik Geerling
(1815–1894)
Minister Navy 23 April 1883 –
19 April 1884
[Res]
Independent
Conservative

(Liberal Conservative)
Willem van
Erp Taalman Kip
(1824–1905)
19 April 1884 –
5 August 1885
[Res]
Independent
Liberal

(Conservative Liberal)
Rear admiral
Willem Gericke
(1836–1914)
5 August 1885 –
26 January 1887
[Res]
Independent
Conservative

(Liberal Conservative)
Frederik Cornelis Tromp
(1828–1900)
26 January 1887 –
21 April 1888
Independent
Liberal

(Conservative Liberal)
Gerard van
Bloemen Waanders
(1825–1892)
Minister Colonial Affairs 23 April 1883 –
25 November 1883
[Res]
Independent
Conservative

(Liberal Conservative)
Major general
August Willem
Philip Weitzel

(1816–1896)
25 November 1883 –
27 Februari 1884
[Ad interim]
Independent
Liberal

(Conservative Liberal)
Jacobus Sprenger
van Eyk
(1842–1907)
27 Februari 1884 –
21 April 1888
Independent
Liberal

(Conservative Liberal)
Source: (in Dutch) Parlement & Politiek
Res Resigned.
Ad interim Served ad interim.

References

  1. ^ "Heemskerk, Theodorus (1852-1932)" (in Dutch). Resources Huygens. 12 November 2013. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
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