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Jacobus Gideon Nel Strauss, e2f7

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Birthplace: Calvinia, Northern Cape
Death: Died
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Son of Hendrik Johannes d2e2 Strauss and Maria Elizabeth Margaretha Magdalena Nel
Husband of Joy Carpenter
Father of Lynda Geraldine Strauss; Johann Hendrik Strauss; Peter Strauss; Ian Christopher Strauss and <private> Strauss
Brother of Sybrand Albertus Strauss; Elias Albertus Nel e2f2 Strauss; Elizabeth Catharina e2f3 Strauss; Maria Magdalena e2f4 Strauss; Ruberta Julia Frier Strauss and 3 others

Occupation: Politian (leader of opposition), M.P.
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About JGN Strauss

From Wiki: Jacobus Gideon Nel Strauss, known as Koos Strauss, Kosie Strauss or J. G. N. Strauss (Calvinia, Northern Cape 1900-1990), was leader of the South African United Party from 1950 to 1956. In the 1953 election the United Party under Strauss lost seven seats, while their opponents the National Party gained twenty-five more seats and a majority in Parliament. Following this election, the United Party suffered two splits, creating the Liberal Party and the Union Federal Party.

In 1954, a further split resulted in the National Conservative Party. In 1956, while plagued by ill health and convalescing in England, he asked his party to decide whether they wished to keep him on as leader. They declined to do so: the first time the leader of a South African political party had been forcibly removed. Strauss was succeeded as United Party leader by De Villiers Graaff.

Political offices Preceded by Jan Christiaan Smuts Leader of the United Party 1950 – 1956 Succeeded by David Pieter de Villiers Graaff

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JGN Strauss's Timeline

1900
December 17, 1900
Calvinia, Northern Cape
1928
December 15, 1928
Age 27
1946
June 20, 1946
Age 45
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
1990
March 7, 1990
Age 89
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