State President of the South African Republic

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
State President of the South African Republic
Staatspresident van de Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek
Coat of Arms of the South African Republic.png
PKruger 1898 VA0952.jpg
Paul Kruger, last State President of the South African Republic
Style His Excellency
Formation October 22, 1866
First holder Marthinus Wessel Pretorius
Final holder Paul Kruger
Abolished May 31, 1902
Deputy Vice State President of the South African Republic

This is a list of State Presidents of the South African Republic (Before 1866 Dutch: President van de Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek and after 1866 Dutch: Staatspresident der Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek).

The country was referred as the Transvaal Republic by the British.

List

Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Tenure Notes
Presidents of the Executive Council (1857–1866)
1 Marthinus Wessel Pretorius
(1819–1901)
Marthinus Wessel Pretorius.jpg 6 January 1857 – 15 September 1860 First tenure
Johannes Hermanus Grobler
(1813–1892)
Coat of Arms of the South African Republic.png 15 September 1860 – 6 December 1860 Acting President
Ousted by Schoeman
Civil War (1861–1864)
Stephanus Schoeman
(1810–1890)
Stephanus Schoeman.jpg 6 December 1860 – 17 April 1862 Acting President
After 1862, the leader of rebel forces
2 Willem Cornelis Janse van Rensburg
(1818–1865)
Coat of Arms of the South African Republic.png 18 April 1862 – 10 May 1864 Acting President
(until 23 October 1863)
President
(since 23 October 1863)
(1) Marthinus Wessel Pretorius
(1819–1901)
Marthinus Wessel Pretorius.jpg 10 May 1864 – 22 October 1866 Second tenure
State Presidents (1866–1902)
1 Marthinus Wessel Pretorius
(1819–1901)
Marthinus Wessel Pretorius.jpg 22 October 1866 – 22 November 1871 The office of the State President is created by constitutional amendment approved at session of the Volksraad on 22 October 1866.
Daniel Jacobus Erasmus
(1830–1913)
Coat of Arms of the South African Republic.png 21 November 1871 – 1 July 1872 Acting State President
2 Thomas François Burgers
(1834–1881)
ThFBurgers CHM VA0915.jpg 1 July 1872 – 12 April 1877
First Boer War (12 April 1877 – 8 August 1881)
First British annexation (Transvaal Colony)
Triumvirate:
PKruger 1898 VA0952.jpg
Marthinus Wessel Pretorius.jpg
Pjjoubert.jpg
13 December 1880 – 9 May 1883 The government of the South African Republic resumed to exercise its functions in accordance with the resolution of the Volksraad of 13 December 1880; Transvaal Territory was granted self-government in accordance with the Pretoria Convention, subject to the suzerainty of the British crown, on 8 August 1881.
3 Paul Kruger
(1825–1904)
PKruger 1898 VA0952.jpg 9 May 1883 – 31 May 1902 Left the Republic for Europe on 10 September 1900.
Second Boer War (11 October 1899 – 31 May 1902)
Schalk Willem Burger
(1852–1918)
Schalk Willem Burger2.jpg 10 September 1900 – 31 May 1902 Acting State President
Acting for absent Kruger
Post abolished with the Treaty of Vereeniging
Second British annexation (Transvaal Colony)

Last election

Candidate Votes %
Paul Kruger 12,858 86.5
Piet Joubert 2,001 13.5
Total 14,859 100
Source: Encyclopædia Britannica[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica 1911, p522

External links

  • Archontology.org: South African Republic (Transvaal): Heads of State: 1857–1902


Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=State_President_of_the_South_African_Republic&oldid=783371989"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Presidents_of_the_South_African_Republic
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "State President of the South African Republic"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA