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J. B. M. Hertzog

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3rd Prime Minister of South Africa
In office
30 June 1924 – 5 September 1939
Monarch George V
Edward VIII
George VI
Governor-General 1st Earl of Athlone
6th Earl of Clarendon
Sir Patrick Duncan
Preceded by Jan Christiaan Smuts
Succeeded by Jan Christiaan Smuts
Personal details
Born
James Barry Munnik Hertzog

(1866-04-03)3 April 1866
Wellington, Cape Colony
Died 21 November 1942(1942-11-21) (aged 76)
Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa
Political party National
United
Spouse(s) Wilhelmina Neethling
Children 3
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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