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us: De Klerk, F. W. (Frederik Willem)

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  • Fuller Name

    • Frederik Willem
  • Variants

    • us: De Klerk, Frederik Willem
    • us: Klerk, F. W. de (Frederik Willem)
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1936-03-18
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Johannesburg (South Africa)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) South Africa
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) South Africa. Ministry of Education
        • Organization: (naf) National Party (South Africa)
    • Gender

        (lcdgt) Males
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    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Politicians
          (lcsh) Cabinet officers
            (lcsh) Presidents
        • Sources

          • found: Kamsteeg, A. F.W. de Klerk, man of the moment, 1990: t.p. (F.W. de Klerk) p. 27 (Frederik Willem de Klerk)
          • found: Sê sy sê, 1991: prelim. p. (FW de Klerk, b. 3/18/36)
          • found: Announcement in respect of policy for norms and standards for the financing of education by F W de Klerk, Minister of National Education, 1986
          • found: Encyclopaedia Britannica online, Aug. 26, 2015 (F.W. de Klerk, Frederik Willem de Klerk; b. Johannesburg; politician, president of South Africa 1989-1994, brought the apartheid system to an end and negotiated transition to majority rule)
          • found: Dictionary of African Biography; accessed December 12 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (De Klerk, Frederik Willem; Nobel Prize winner, president; born 1936 in Johannesburg, South Africa; after being elected as a member of Parliament for the Vereeniging constituency in 1972, he rose rapidly through the ranks of the National Party (NP) and became leader of the party in early 1989; was the state president (September 1989 - May 1994), when Nelson Mandela succeeded him; he then became one of two deputy-presidents under Mandela until mid-1996, when he left the government of national unity and became leader of the opposition in Parliament; in December he met Mandela, and then on 2 February 1990 he delivered his breakthrough speech in which he announced the unbanning of the liberation movements and the unconditional release of Nelson Mandela as steps to make possible negotiations for a democratic South Africa; he showed courage in ending legal apartheid, he cleverly held a referendum among whites in March 1992 in which he successfully won white support for continuing the negotiating process; for his role in steering the country toward a democratic system, he shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Mandela in December 1993)
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