Colin Fraser Steyn, b1c8d13e3f1g4h1 (1887 - 1959)

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Birthplace: Bloemfontein, Motheo, Free State, South Africa
Death: Died in Bloemfontein, Motheo, Free State, South Africa
Occupation: Member of Parliament and Minister
Managed by: Lodewyk Christiaan Steyn, b1c3d12e4f1g4h4i7j5k1
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About Colin Fraser Steyn, b1c8d13e3f1g4h1

Wikipedia article in Afrikaans language:

Colin Fraser Steyn (1887–1959) was a lawyer and a politician of Southern Africa, Member of the House of Assembly, Senator, and Cabinet Minister in the government of Jan Smuts.

He was born on 27 November 1887 in Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State, the son of Marthinus Theunis Steyn, who was the President of the Orange Free State from 1896 till 1902. He was named for his grandfather on his mother's side, Reverend Colin Fraser.

He practiced as a lawyer in Pretoria and then in Bloemfontein, where he was elected as deputy leader of the National Party. He served in the capacity as Deputy Minister of Justice from 1915 to 1928, under Tielman Roos.

He resigned this mandate in 1928, and left the political life for a short period, before joining United Party in 1936 and was once again reelected to Parliament of South Africa in 1938.

He was appointed as the Minister of Justice[1] from 1939 till 1945, and then served as Minister of Employment from 1946 till 1948, in the South African Party government of President Jan Smuts.

In 1953, he left the House of Assembly for the Senate, where he was served as Senator until 1955. He resigned from Parliament in 1955, due to health problems. He died on 23 April 1959 Source: Wikipedia

De zoon van President Steyn: Colin Steyn vertrekt in deze maand uit Zuid-Afrika naar Nederland om aan de Leidsche Hoogeschool zijn rechtskundige studën voort te zetten en in het Zuid-Afrikaansch Recht te promoveeren. bron: Neerlandia. Jaargang 12. Morks & Geuze, Dordrecht 1908

Van goeden stam.

2 Febr. l.l. werd de heer C.F. Steyn, zoon van President Steyn, te Leiden tot doctor in het Romeinsch Hollandsch Recht bevorderd. In welk een aanzien deze zoon van een beroemd en hooggeëerd vader ook bij zijn mede studenten stond, moge hieruit blijken, dat hij, bij de jongste bestuurswisseling van het Leidsche Studentencorps, tot lid van den Senaat werd gekozen. Zooals bekend, heeft ook President Steyn een deel zijner wetenschappelijke opleiding hier in Holland genoten. Nog toonen de jongeren der vaderen aard! bron: Neerlandia. Jaargang 16. Geuze & Co, Dordrecht 1912

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Colin Fraser Steyn, b1c8d13e3f1g4h1's Timeline

November 27, 1887
Bloemfontein, Motheo, Free State, South Africa
December 30, 1919
Age 32
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa


Married by NG Kerk predikant in a private home. Uncertain about the spelling of the surname of the minister, looks like F. X. Roome
Witnesses: Gordon Fraser and JA du Toit

November 5, 1920
Age 32
Bloemfontein, South Africa
December 19, 1922
Age 35
April 23, 1959
Age 71
Bloemfontein, Motheo, Free State, South Africa