Gerrit Jan van Heuven Goedhart

Dutch politician (1901-1956)

Gerrit Jan van Heuven Goedhart (19 March 1901 – 8 July 1956) was a Dutch politician and diplomat. He was the first United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees from 1951 to 1956.[1][2]

Gerrit Jan van Heuven Goedhart
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Van Heuven Goedhart (Regent's Park London, 1944)
1st United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
In office
1 January 1951 – 8 July 1956
Preceded byFridtjof Nansen (League of Nations High Commissioner)
Succeeded byAuguste R. Lindt
Senator
In office
22 October 1947 – 1 January 1951
Minister of Justice
In office
12 July 1944 – 23 February 1945
Preceded byJohannes Regnerus Maria van Angeren
Succeeded byPieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy
Personal details
Born
Gerrit Jan Goedhart

(1901-03-19)19 March 1901
Bussum, Netherlands
Died8 July 1956(1956-07-08) (aged 55)
Geneva, Switzerland
NationalityDutch
Political partyLabour Party
Spouse(s)Francis Becht (1924-1931)
Erna Hauan (1932-1956)
Alma materLeiden University (Dr.)
OccupationPolitician
Diplomat
Journalist
AwardsKnight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion (1949)
1954 Nobel Peace Prize (1954; as UNHCR)
Wateler Peace Prize (1956)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "Dr. G.J. van Heuven Goedhart" (in Dutch).
  2. "GOEDHART, Gerrit Jan (1901-1956)" (in Dutch).

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