George Van Peursem

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The Honorable
George M. VanPeursem
55th Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives
In office
1957–1958
Governor G. Mennen Williams
Preceded by Wade Van Valkenburg
Succeeded by Don R. Pears
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the Ottawa County district
In office
1951–1959
34th Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party
In office
1961–1963
Preceded by Lawrence Lindemer
Succeeded by Arthur G. Elliott, Jr.
Personal details
Born 1912
Died June 20, 1998
Grand Ledge, Michigan
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Gladys

George Van Peursem (1912 – June 20, 1998) was an American politician from the State of Michigan.

Van Peursem was born in 1912 and was a resident of Zeeland, Michigan. He was a member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Ottawa County from 1951 until he resigned in 1959. He was Speaker of the Michigan State House of Representatives from 1957 to 1958. He served as Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party from 1961 to 1963. He served as Lansing representative of the Michigan Manufacturers Association from 1963 until becoming president in 1972, serving until 1979.

George Van Peursem died in Grand Ledge, Michigan, on June 20, 1998, at the age of 85.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Lawrence Lindemer
Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party
1961– 1963
Succeeded by
Arthur G. Elliott, Jr.