Jonge, Bonifacius Cornelis de, born 22-01-1875 in Den Haque,
was a Dutch nobleman and conservative aristocrat, who was in favour of a strong authority, both in the Netherlands and the Dutch East Indies. A son of mr. Bonifacius Cornelis de Jonge (1834-1907), president of the Hague district court and then a judge in the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, and Elisabeth Henrietta Maria Philipse (1839-1927). On 5 July 1904 he married Anna Cornelia baroness van Wassenaer (1883-1959), founder and chairman of the General Support Fund for Indigenous Needy Persons; from this marriage four children were born. De Jonge began his career as a civil servant. He was in 1910 under the confessional Heemskerk Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Legal Department. Then in May 1917, at the height of the First World War as the War Minister Nicolaas Bosboom resigned, Queen Wilhelmina
fetched back on Hendrik Colijn, Colijn died age 75 on 18-09-1944.
two times in Indie and performed strongly against the indigenous opposition. Jan De Quay
wished him in 1940 as ‘strong man’ of the Dutch Union. After the war, Mussert was convicted and executed for high treason. On 07-05-1946, 4 days before his 52nd
birthday, Mussert was executed by a firing squad on the Waalsdorpervlakte, a site near The Hague, where hundreds of Dutch citizens had been put to death by the Nazi regime. On 05-07-1904, de Jonge married with Anna Cornelia Baroness Wassenaer (1883-1959), they had four children. Their eldest son got the same name as his father and grandfather, his second son was called Johan Antonie and they got also two daughters. His father was Cornelis Bonice de Jonge. In September 1936 De Jonge was succeeded by Tjarda van Starkenborgh- Stachouwer,
he died old age 90, on 16-08-1978, in Wassenaar, and after his repatriation de Jonge lived on his country seat “De Beele” in Voorst and retired from politics. Shortly after the occupation of the Netherlands by the German forces in Mai 1940, he in July 1940 he was recruited as the chairman of the Comity of National Unanimity, by Jan de Quay, Louis Einthoven and Johannes “Hans” Linthorst Looman, but this Comity soon fell apart. De Jonge kept a low profile since and retired to the country seat Denneoord in Oosterbeek, the town would become famous and destroyed in September 1944 as Operation Market Garden took place there. “A bridge too far” He was not involved in any political business anymore but always kept interested in the developments in the East Indies.
Death and burial ground of Jonge, Bonifacius Cornelis de.
Living quiet in Zeist since 1946, De Jonge died age 79, in Zeist on 24-06-1954 and is buried with his wife Anna Cornelia van Wassenear van Rosande on the Cemetery Oud Eik en Duinen in Den Haque and close by the graves of Louis Einthoven another Dutch Union member, former minister president in World War II, Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy and the brother of Prins Bernhard, Aschwin zur Lippe Biesterveld
who would die age 73, on 14-05-1988 in Den Haag. .