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Andries Cornelis Dirk de Graeff

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Preceded by  Dirk Fock
Name  Andries Dirk
Occupation  Statesman

Children  5
Nationality  Dutch
Resigned  1931
Andries Cornelis Dirk de Graeff
Preceded by  Charles Ruijs de Beerenbrouck
Born  7 August 1872 The Hague, Netherlands (1872-08-07)
Spouse(s)  Caroline Angelique van der Wijk (1877-1936)
Role  Former Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Died  April 24, 1957, The Hague, Netherlands
Previous office  Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (1926–1931)
Succeeded by  Bonifacius Cornelis de Jonge
People also search for  Pieter de Graeff, Jacob Dircksz de Graeff, Diederik Jansz. Graeff, Johan de Graeff

Jonkheer Andries Cornelis Dirk de Graeff (7 August 1872 – 24 April 1957) was a Governor General of Dutch East Indies and a Dutch minister for foreign affairs.

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Family

Andries Cornelis Dirk de Graeff was a descendant of the De Graeff-family from the Dutch Golden Age. He was a son of the general consul and Dutch minister in Japan Dirk de Graeff van Polsbroek, and jonkvrouw Caroline Angelique van der Wijk, daughter of jonkheer Carel Herman Aart van der Wijck. They had a son and four daughters.

Career

from 1919 to 1922 De Graeff was a Dutch Ambassador in Tokyo, and from 1922 to 1926 in Washington.

He served as Gouvernor General between 26 March 1926 and 11 September 1931.

De Graeff was also the Dutch minister for foreign affairs for an unspecified period during 1936 and 1937. During 1936, de Graeff served as a "sort of stooge" to British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden in relation to the question of weakening the League of Nations.

De Graeff wanted to "modify the League until it became "purely consultive", coax Germany back into it, and abolish forever all Sanctions "except the one Sanction that an aggressor would be automatically expelled from the League"".

References

Andries Cornelis Dirk de Graeff Wikipedia


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