Hendrik Boon

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(diplomat, spook?)
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Born23 August 1911
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died1 May 1991 (Age 79)

Hendrik Nicolaas (Han) Boon was a Dutch historian and diplomat. He came from a wealthy Rotterdam merchant family and held top positions in the diplomatic service for many years. He was at the center of Western security policy in the 1960s as a Dutch permanent representative to NATO.[1]


  • Boon was political adviser to Dutch East Indies governor Van Mook (December 1946-June 1947), and as head of the political affairs directorate (December 1947-June 1949). He wrote Indonesische Dagboeknotities about his experiences
  • Acting Secretary General at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1 June 1949 to 1 January 1950
  • Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1 January 1950 to 1 November 1952
  • Ambassador to Rome, also accredited to the Republic of Malta, from 1970 to 1976 (appointed November 1970)


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/1957 October4 October 19576 October 1957Italy
The 6th Bilderberg meeting, the latest ever in the year and the first one in Italy.