Ki Sarmidi Mangunsarkoro
|6th Minister of|
Education and Culture
4 August 1949 – 15 August 1950
|Preceded by||Ali Sastroamidjojo|
|Succeeded by||Bahder Djohan|
|2nd Chairman of the|
Indonesian National Party
29 January 1946 – 4 March 1947
|Succeeded by||Adnan Kapau Gani|
|Born||23 May 1904|
Surakarta, Dutch East Indies
|Died||8 June 1957 (aged 53)|
Ki Sarmidi Mangunsarkoro (23 May 1904 – 8 June 1957) acted as the Minister of Education and Culture of Indonesia in 1949 until 1950. He is now regarded as a National Hero of Indonesia.
Ki Sarmidi Mangunsarkoro was born May 23, 1904 in Surakarta. After graduated from the "Arjuna" Teacher School in Jakarta, he worked as a teacher in a Taman Siswa school in Yogyakarta.
In 1930-1938 Mangunsarkoro was a Member of the Indonesian National Scout Management (KBI), and advocate for the movement to be free from the influence of Dutch colonialism. His work on education was being recognized inside the Indonesian National Party (PNI). In 1928 he appeared as a speaker at the 28 October 1928 Youth Congress, advocating children's right to get national education and be educated democratically, and the need for a balance between education at school and at home.
During the Hatta II government from August 1949 until January 1950, Ki Sarmidi Mangunsarkoro worked as the Minister of Education, Teaching and Culture (PP and K) of the Republic of Indonesia.