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William Bernard Eerdmans

book publisher.

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