Diederichs, Nicolaas Johannes

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Diederichs, Nicolaas Johannes

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  • Nico Diederichs
  • Nicolaas Johannes

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      17 November 1903 – 21 August 1978


      Nicolaas Johannes "Nico" Diederichs was South Africa's third state president from 1975-1978. He studied at Grey University College and later earned a doctorate from the University of Leiden. He became a lecturer and professor at the University of the Orange Free State. Diederichs was a prominent figure in Afrikaner nationalist circles and a staunch admirer of Nazi Germany.Diederichs, a National Party member from 1953-1975, served as Minister of Economic Affairs, Mines, and Finance. He became known as "Mr Gold" and served as the first chancellor of Rand Afrikaans University. Diederichs died in 1978.


      South Africa

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      3rd State President of South Africa

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      3rd State President of South Africa
      Minister of Finance

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      3rd State President of South Africa


      19 April 1975 – 21 August 1978

      Minister of Finance



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      • English



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        maintained in the original order at UFS ARCA