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Frans Erasmus : biography

1896 - 1967

Frans C. Erasmus (1896 - 1967) was a South African National Party politician and Minister of Defence from June 1948 to 1959 as well as Minister of justice from 1959 - August 1961.

In 1927 he was appointed Deputy Attorney General of South West Africa. Afterwards he entered politics and was elected to Parliament in 1933. He joined D F Malan's cabinet as the Minister of Defence in 1948.

After his term as Minister of Justice he was appointed Ambassador to Italy.

A Fast Attack Craft of the South African Navy was named after him.

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