Molly Geertsema

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Willem Jacob "Molly" Geertsema (18 October 1918 - 27 June 1991) was a Dutch civil servant and politician. He was a member of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD).

Geertsema was a member of the House of Representatives (parliamentary leader) and the Senate. He was also a deputy prime minister, government minister, political leader, councillor (Leiden and The Hague), mayor (Warffum and Wassenaar) and Queen's Commissioner of Gelderland.

Geertsema, who belonged to the Remonstrants, studied law at Leiden University and was also a lobbyist and LGBT rights activist. He was born in Utrecht and died in Wassenaar at the age of 72.

References[change | change source]

  • Biography, Parlement.com
  • Biography, Biografisch Woordenboek Gelderland
  • Biography, Biografisch Woordenboek van Nederland: 1880-2000
  • Biography, Documentatiecentrum Nederlandse Politieke Partijen