Jan Donner

For the Dutch chess player, see Jan Hein Donner.
Donner in 1926

Jan Donner (3 February 1891, Assen 2 February 1981, The Hague) was a Dutch politician.

Donner was Minister of Justice from 1926 to 1933, President of the Dutch Supreme Court from 1946 to 1961, and was named Minister of State in 1971 for his services to the State.[1]

In 1941 he became member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.[2]

He was the father of the chess player Jan Hein Donner and the jurist André Donner and the grandfather of the former Minister of Social Affairs and Employment Piet Hein Donner.


  1. "Mr.Dr. J. (Jan) Donner" (in Dutch). Parlement.com. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  2. "J. Donner (1891 - 1981)". Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
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