De Geer, Dirk Jan
|born on||14 December 1870 at 03:30 (= 03:30 AM )|
|Place||Groningen, Netherlands, 53n1208, 6e3309|
|Timezone||LMT m6e3309 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||21°58' 00°21 Asc. 00°58'|
Dutch nobleman, lawyer, conservative statesman and prime minister of the Netherlands (1926–1929, 1939–1940). He was disgraced for advocating a peace settlement between the Kingdom and Nazi Germany in 1940.
He was a descendant of the De Geer family painted by Rembrandt. After receiving his doctorate in law in 1895, De Geer worked as a journalist and acted as town councillor of Rotterdam (1901–1907). He served from 1907 as a Christian Historical member of Parliament.
De Geer was a stable and respected politician before the war. From 1920 to 1921 he served as mayor of Arnhem. Between 1921 and 1923 de Geer served as Minister of Finance. He resigned in 1923 because of his disagreement with the Naval Law of 1924. From 1925-1926 he served as minister of the interior and minister of agriculture. He was Prime Minister from 8 March 1926 to 10 August 1929. He also served as Minister of Finances from 1926 to 1933.
He died on 28 November 1960, aged 89, in Soest, Netherlands.
- opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Gerbrandy, Piet (born 13 April 1885). Notes: Gerbrandy accused De Geer of defeatism after May 1940
Sy Scholfield quotes birth certificate n° 1271 in the online Groningen archives: "des nachts te half vier uur" (at half past three o'clock at night) .
- Vocation : Law : Attorney (Lawyer)
- Vocation : Politics : Heads of state (Prime Minister of the Netherlands, 1926–1929, 1939–1940)
- Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist