Sidney J. van den Bergh

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Sidney J. van den Bergh
Sidney J. van den Bergh 1968 (1).jpg
Sidney J. van den Bergh in 1968
Member of the Senate
In office
17 September 1963 – 10 May 1971
Parliamentary groupPeople's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Minister of Defence
In office
19 May 1959 – 1 August 1959
Prime MinisterJan de Quay
Preceded byKees Staf
Succeeded byJan de Quay (Ad interim)
Personal details
Born
Sidney James van den Bergh

(1898-10-25)25 October 1898
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died25 September 1977(1977-09-25) (aged 78)
Wassenaar, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Political partyPeople's Party for
Freedom and Democracy

(from 1948)
Other political
affiliations
Committee-Oud (1947–1948)
Independent (1946–1947)
Free-thinking
Democratic League
(1920–1946)
Spouse(s)
Geertruida Gerhardt
(m. 1920; div. 1928)

Sibendiena van den Berg
(m. 1928; div. 1940)

Maria Meijers
(m. 1940; her death 1957)

Helga Bendix
(m. 1960; her death 1971)

Nicolette van Wijk
(m. 1972; his death 1977)
Children2 sons (first marriage)
1 son (second marriage)
2 sons and 1 daughter
(third marriage)
1 daughter (fourth marriage)
Alma materErasmus University Rotterdam
(Bachelor of Economics)
OccupationPolitician · Businessman · Corporate director · Nonprofit director · Army Officer
Military service
Allegiance Netherlands
Branch/serviceRoyal Netherlands Army
Years of service1933–1939 (Reserve)
1939–1946 (Active duty)
RankNl-landmacht-generaal majoor.svg Major general
Battles/warsWorld War II

Sidney James van den Bergh (25 October 1898 – 25 September 1977) was a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and businessman.[1]

Decorations[edit]

Military decorations
Ribbon bar Decoration Country Date Comment
Mobilisation War Cross Netherlands 1 June 1945
Oorlogsherinneringskruis 1940-1945.gif War Memorial Cross Netherlands 5 May 1946
Distinction sign for Long-term, Honest and Loyal Service Netherlands 15 August 1946 Honorable discharge
Honours
Ribbon bar Honour Country Date Comment
NLD Order of the Dutch Lion - Knight BAR.png Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion Netherlands 25 September 1960
NLD Order of Orange-Nassau - Commander BAR.png Commander of the Order of Orange-Nassau Netherlands 30 April 1968
Awards
Ribbon bar Awards Organization Date Comment
Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie (nl) Logo.svg Honorary Member People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
29 March 1969

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bergh, Sidney James van den (1898-1977)" (in Dutch). Huygens ING. 12 November 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2019.

External links[edit]

Official
Political offices
Preceded by
Kees Staf
Minister of Defence
1959–1960
Succeeded by
Jan de Quay
Ad interim