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J. B. M. Hertzog
|3rd Prime Minister of South Africa|
30 June 1924 – 5 September 1939
|Governor-General||1st Earl of Athlone
6th Earl of Clarendon
Sir Patrick Duncan
|Preceded by||Jan Christiaan Smuts|
|Succeeded by||Jan Christiaan Smuts|
James Barry Munnik Hertzog
3 April 1866
Wellington, Cape Colony
|Died||21 November 1942
Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa
|Alma mater||Victoria College
University of Amsterdam
General James Barry Munnik Hertzog KC, better known as Barry Hertzog or J. B. M. Hertzog (3 April 1866 – 21 November 1942), was a South African politician and soldier.
He was a Boer general during the Second Boer War who became Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa from 1924 to 1939. Throughout his life he encouraged the development of Afrikaner culture, determined to prevent Afrikaners from being influenced by British culture. He is the only South African Prime Minister to have served under three British monarchs: George V, Edward VIII, and George VI.
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