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Felipe Tromp

(15 October 1917 – 12 August 1995)

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Felipe Benito Tromp
Former Governor of Aruba

Felipe B. Tromp was the first Governor of Aruba after Aruba received a status aparte within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Early life

Felipe Benito Tromp was born in Aruba on 15 October 1917 to Felipe Benito "Padu" Tromp and Hendrika "Dudu" Tromp".

Career

He worked as a teacher prior to becoming Governor and served as Minister for Education in the Antilles (1958-1962). He took office as Governor on 1 January 1986 and left office on 12 March 1992. He was succeeded by Olindo Koolman.

Honours and awards

He was awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Orange-Nassau on 12 March 1992.

Deat and legacy

Tromp died on Saturday 12 August 1995, at the age of 78. A festival, a college and a club are named on his honor.

Sources
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felipe_Tromp
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Felipe Tromp
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Occupation Politician
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Date of Birth 15 October 1917
Place of Birth Aruba
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Date of Death 12 August 1995 (aged 78)
Place of Death Aruba
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Notable Accomplishments
Governor of Aruba: 1 January 1986 - 12 March 1992
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