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William Bernard Eerdmans

William Bernard Eerdmans, Dutch book publisher. Club: Peninsular (Grand Rapids).

Background

  • Eerdmans, William Bernard was born on November 4, 1882 in Bolsward, The Netherlands. Son of Bernard Durk and Dirkje (Pars) Eerdmans.

  • Education

    • Came to the United States, 1901, naturalized, 1911. Student Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1909, Calvin Theological Seminary, 1910.

    Career

    • Founder, William B. Eerdmans Public Company, specializing in religious books, Grand Rapids, 1910, president, editor, since 1910, now Chairman of the Board. Chairman of the Board Grand Rapids Book Manufacturers, Inc. Founder, Calvin Foundation, Grand Rapids, 1950, life member, since 1950.

    Membership

    Club: Peninsular (Grand Rapids).

    Connections

    • Married Paula (Install), August 31, 1911. Children: Ilse (Mistress.
    • father: Bernard Durk Eerdmans
    • mother: Dirkje (Pars) Eerdmans
    • spouse: Paula
    • child: Ilse (Mrs Eerdmans
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    Born November 4, 1882
    Died April 12, 1966
    (aged 83)
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