South African Republic (Transvaal): Chairmen of the Volksraad: 1849-1857

Terms of offices correspond to the dates of sessions of the Volksraad except for those maked with an asterisk (*) corresponding to the dates of meetings of a standing committee (Commissie Raad) during the recess of the Volksraad.
Voorzitter (President) van den Volksraad
23 May 1849 - 25 May 1849 Andries Wilhelmus Jacobus Pretorius
19 Sep 1849 - 19 Sep 1849 Jacob de Clercq (or Jacob le Clercq) (x)
6 Dec 1849 - 12 Dec 1849 Piet Ernst Kruger [1]
22 Jan 1850 - 30 Jan 1850 WC Swart
26 May 1850 - 28 May 1850 Willem Hendrik Jacobsz (Jacobszoon)
24 Aug 1850 - 24 Aug 1850 Willem Hendrik Jacobsz (Jacobszoon) (x) *
10 Sep 1850 - 10 Sep 1850 CD (Cornelis) Potgieter *
16 Oct 1850 - 16 Oct 1850 CD (Cornelis) Potgieter (x)
10 Dec 1850 - 10 Dec 1850 Petrus Frans Jacobus Pretorius *
15 Jan 1851 - 21 Jan 1851 CD (Cornelis) Potgieter (x)
15 Feb 1851 - 15 Feb 1851 CD (Cornelis) Potgieter (x) *
5 May 1851 - 5 May 1851 Willem Hendrik Jacobsz (Jacobszoon) (x)
9 May 1851 - 9 May 1851 Willem Hendrik Jacobsz (Jacobszoon) (x)
30 May 1851 - 30 May 1851 no presiding officer recorded *
11 Jun 1851 - 11 Jun 1851 JNH Grobler *
5 Jul 1851 - 5 Jul 1851 Johannes Christoffel Steyn [2]
1 Sep 1851 - 3 Sep 1851 CD (Cornelis) Potgieter
27 Nov 1851 - 29 Nov 1851 Willem Hendrik Jacobsz (Jacobszoon) (x) *
10 Jan 1852 - 10 Jan 1852 no presiding officer recorded *
12 Feb 1852 - 12 Feb 1852 JJP (Joachim) Prinsloo (x)
14 Feb 1852 - 14 Feb 1852 Pieter Ernst Kruger (x) *
17 Mar 1852 - 20 Mar 1852 CD (Cornelis) Potgieter (x)
5 May 1852 - 6 May 1852 CD (Cornelis) Potgieter (x) *
6 May 1852 - 6 May 1852 Andreas Theodorus Spies *
7 May 1852 - 7 May 1852 C Viljoen *
15 Jun 1852 - 25 Jun 1852 CD (Cornelis) Potgieter (x)
12 Jul 1852 - 12 Jul 1852 CD (Cornelis) Potgieter (x) *
4 Oct 1852 - 4 Oct 1852 JJP (Joachim) Prinsloo (x) *
15 Nov 1852 - 15 Nov 1852 CD (Cornelis) Potgieter (x) *
20 Nov 1852 - 20 Nov 1852 JJP (Joachim) Prinsloo (x) *
14 Mar 1853 - 24 Mar 1853 CD (Cornelis) Potgieter (x)
13 Jun 1853 - 22 Jun 1853 CD (Cornelis) Potgieter (x)
9 Aug 1853 - 13 Aug 1853 Henricus Albertus Pretorius *
19 Sep 1853 - 28 Sep 1853 CD (Cornelis) Potgieter (x)
21 Nov 1853 - 6 Dec 1853 CD (Cornelis) Potgieter (x)
4 Jan 1854 - 1 Feb 1854 CD (Cornelis) Potgieter (x) *
27 Feb 1854 - 27 Feb 1854 CD (Cornelis) Potgieter (x) *
4 Mar 1854 - 5 Mar 1854 no presiding officer recorded * [3]
3 Apr 1854 - 10 Apr 1854 CD (Cornelis) Potgieter (x) *
7 Jun 1854 - 15 Jun 1854 Johannes Hermanus Grobler (Grobbelaar) (x)
16 Oct 1854 - 17 Oct 1854 CD (Cornelis) Potgieter (x) *
6 Nov 1854 - 10 Nov 1854 CD (Cornelis) Potgieter (x) *
2 Feb 1855 - 2 Feb 1855 CD (Cornelis) Potgieter (x) *
13 Mar 1855 - 13 Mar 1855 CD (Cornelis) Potgieter (x) *
1 Jun 1855 - 19 Jun 1855 CD (Cornelis) Potgieter (x)
4 Jul 1855 - 5 Jul 1855 CD (Cornelis) Potgieter (x) *
10 Sep 1855 - 11 Sep 1855 Henricus Albertus Pretorius (x) *
11 Sep 1855 - 18 Sep 1855 Henricus Albertus Pretorius (x)
5 Nov 1855 - 20 Nov 1855 Johannes Hermanus Grobler (Grobbelaar) (x)
27 Nov 1855 - 27 Nov 1855 CD (Cornelis) Potgieter (x) *
4 Mar 1856 - 11 Mar 1856 Johannes Hermanus Grobler (Grobbelaar) (x)
11 Mar 1856 - 11 Mar 1856 Hendrik Teodor Bührmann
27 May 1856 - 30 May 1856 Johannes Hermanus Grobler (Grobbelaar) (x) *
5 Jan 1857 - 6 Jan 1857 JP Furstenberg [4]

[1] Presided at the session of the Provisional Volksraad (Provisionele Volksraad).
[2] Possibly JE, JH, JP Steyn.
[3] The record of the session was lost.
[4] Possibly JG Furstenberg.
Last updated on: 24 Jul 2011 22:36:37