Family tree of John VORSTER

African politician

South AfricanBorn Balthasar Johannes VORSTER

4th State President of South Africa

Born on December 13, 1915 in Uitenhage, Cape Province, South Africa

Died on September 10, 1983 in Cape Town, South Africa

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Vorster was born in 1915 at Jamestown, Cape Province, Union of South Africa, the fifteenth son of a successful sheep farmer. He attended school there and then, as a law student, entered Stellenbosch University. Stellenbosch University has been called the "cradle of Afrikaner nationalism." With six out of the seven prime ministers South Africa had between 1910 and 1971 being students from there its influence on the development of Afrikaans culture has been profound. Vorster involved himself in student politics becoming the chairman of the debating society, deputy chairman of the student council and leader of the junior National party.

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