Theodorus Marinus Roest van Limburg
|Theodorus Marinus Roest van Limburg|
|Minister of Foreign Affairs|
|Preceded by||Joannes van Mulken|
|Succeeded by||Joannes van Mulken|
|Envoy to the United States|
|Chargé d’affaires to Portugal|
8 July 1806|
3 March 1887 (aged 80)|
(m. 1858; her death 1879)
|Occupation||Editor of Arnhemsche Courant|
He worked at the Departments of Colonies and Foreign Affairs. From 1837 till 1841 he served as editor of the liberal newspaper Arnhemsche Courant. His diplomatic career started in 1842, when he was named secretary of the Dutch Legation in Vienna. From 1851-1856 he served as Chargé d’affaires in Lisbon and he became Envoy in Washington, serving from 1856 until 1868.
Roest van Limburg became Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1868. His tenure as Foreign Minister was marked by the Franco-German War from 1870 to 1871 in the liberal cabinet of Prime Minister Pieter Philip van Bosse. There was little confidence in him in the House of Representatives which led to his resignation, which was honorably granted. After his resignation he lived abroad.
On 23 August 1858, Roest van Limburg was married to the American Isabella "Belle" Cass (1805-1879) in Stonington. Elisabeth was the daughter of Elizabeth (née Spencer) Cass and Lewis Cass, who served as governor of the Michigan Territory, U.S. Secretary of War, U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. Ambassador to France, and a U.S. Senator.
He died on 3 March 1887 in Florence.
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