Willem "Wim" Schermerhorn (December 17, 1894 in Akersloot - March 10, 1977 in Haarlem) was a Dutch politician.
He was originally a member of the Free-thinking Democratic League (VDB) and later of the Labour Party (PvdA).
He was prime minister of the Netherlands from 1945 till 1946, a member of the Second Chamber from 1948 till 1951, and a member of the First Chamber from 1951 till 1965.
Schermerhorn studied civil engineering at Delft University of Technology, and was also a professor at this university.
During World War II he performed important resistance activities, and had been imprisoned as a hostage for some time.
Schermerhorn belonged to the Remonstrant Church. He died in 1977, aged 83.
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- (in Dutch) Bio at Parlement.com
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