Ernest George Jansen (1881–1959) was the second-last Governor-General of the Union of South Africa, holding office from 1950 to 1959. Born on 7 August 1881, he graduated with a law degree from the University of the Cape of Good Hope in 1905, and was admitted as an advocate (the South African equivalent of a barrister) in 1913. An ardent champion of Afrikaner interests, he joined the National Party in 1915 and was a member of Parliament from 1915 to 1920, from 1921 to 1943, and from 1947 to 1950. Hoërskool Dr. E.G. Jansen (High School), in Boksburg, is named after him.

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  • Ernest George Jansen (1881–1959) was the second-last Governor-General of the Union of South Africa, holding office from 1950 to 1959. Born on 7 August 1881, he graduated with a law degree from the University of the Cape of Good Hope in 1905, and was admitted as an advocate (the South African equivalent of a barrister) in 1913. An ardent champion of Afrikaner interests, he joined the National Party in 1915 and was a member of Parliament from 1915 to 1920, from 1921 to 1943, and from 1947 to 1950. In 1919, he was a member of a delegation which tried unsuccessfully to persuade American president Woodrow Wilson to call for independence to be restored to the former Boer republics of the Orange Free State and the Transvaal. In Parliament, Jansen was Speaker of the House of Assembly from 1924 to 1929, Minister of Native Affairs and of Irrigation from 1929 to 1934, and Speaker again from 1934 to 1943. He was highly regarded for his firm and impartial speakership. He was Minister of Native Affairs again from 1948 to 1950, but was thought to be too soft on the new policy of apartheid, for which his department was primarily responsible. He was subsequently replaced by hardliner Hendrik Verwoerd and formally promoted by Prime Minister Daniel Malan to the politically neutral post of Governor-General once vacant. As an Afrikaner nationalist and stout republican, Jansen declined to wear the ceremonial uniform, or to take the oath of allegiance to the monarch whom he represented. He held office until his death in 1959, when he was succeeded by Minister of Justice Charles Robberts Swart. Jansen married Martha Mabel Pellissier in 1912. Both were prominent figures in Afrikaner cultural circles. Jansen was a founder member of the South African Academy for Science and Art (Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns - SAAWEK) in 1909, of the Co-operation Union (Saamwerk-Unie) in 1917, of the Federation of Afrikaner Cultural Associations (Federasie van Afrikaanse Kultuurvereniginge - FAK) in 1929, and of the Voortrekkers (the Afrikaner equivalent of the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides) in 1930, and was master of ceremonies at the laying of the foundation stone of the Voortrekker Monument in 1938 and at its dedication in 1949. Hoërskool Dr. E.G. Jansen (High School), in Boksburg, is named after him. (en)
  • Ernest George Jansen (1881-1959) est un avocat, un homme politique sud-africain et un gouverneur-général de l'Union sud-africaine, issu de la communauté afrikaner. Membre du parti sud-africain (1911-1915), du parti national (1915-1934), du parti uni (1934-1939) puis à nouveau du parti national, il est membre du parlement de 1921 à 1943 pour la circonscription de Vryheid et de 1947 à 1950 pour celle de Wolmaransstad ainsi que speaker de la chambre basse du parlement sud-africain de 1924 à 1929 et de 1934 à 1943. Il est aussi membre du gouvernement Hertzog en tant ministre des affaires indigènes et de l'irrigation de 1929 à 1933 et membre du gouvernement Malan de 1948 à 1950 de nouveau en tant que ministre des affaires indigènes. Il termine sa carrière politique comme gouverneur-général de l'Union sud-africaine représentant le monarque britannique de 1951 à 1959. (fr)
  • Эрнест Джордж Янсен (англ. Ernest George Jansen) (1881—1959) — восьмой генерал-губернатор Южно-Африканского Союза с 1951 до 1959 год. (ru)
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  • Эрнест Джордж Янсен (англ. Ernest George Jansen) (1881—1959) — восьмой генерал-губернатор Южно-Африканского Союза с 1951 до 1959 год. (ru)
  • Ernest George Jansen (1881–1959) was the second-last Governor-General of the Union of South Africa, holding office from 1950 to 1959. Born on 7 August 1881, he graduated with a law degree from the University of the Cape of Good Hope in 1905, and was admitted as an advocate (the South African equivalent of a barrister) in 1913. An ardent champion of Afrikaner interests, he joined the National Party in 1915 and was a member of Parliament from 1915 to 1920, from 1921 to 1943, and from 1947 to 1950. Hoërskool Dr. E.G. Jansen (High School), in Boksburg, is named after him. (en)
  • Ernest George Jansen (1881-1959) est un avocat, un homme politique sud-africain et un gouverneur-général de l'Union sud-africaine, issu de la communauté afrikaner. Membre du parti sud-africain (1911-1915), du parti national (1915-1934), du parti uni (1934-1939) puis à nouveau du parti national, il est membre du parlement de 1921 à 1943 pour la circonscription de Vryheid et de 1947 à 1950 pour celle de Wolmaransstad ainsi que speaker de la chambre basse du parlement sud-africain de 1924 à 1929 et de 1934 à 1943. Il est aussi membre du gouvernement Hertzog en tant ministre des affaires indigènes et de l'irrigation de 1929 à 1933 et membre du gouvernement Malan de 1948 à 1950 de nouveau en tant que ministre des affaires indigènes. Il termine sa carrière politique comme gouverneur-général de l (fr)
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