Sidney J. van den Bergh

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Sidney J. van den Bergh
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
Sidney James van den Bergh

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

(from 1948)
Other political
Committee-Oud (1947–1948)
Independent (1946–1947)
Democratic League
Geertruida Gerhardt
(m. 1920; div. 1928)
Sibendiena van den Berg
(m. 1928; div. 1940)
Maria Meijers
(m. 1940; died 1957)
Helga Bendix
(m. 1960; died 1971)
Nicolette van Wijk
(m. 1972)
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)
Rank 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]


Military decorations
Ribbon bar Decoration Country Date Comment
War Memorial Cross Netherlands 5 May 1946
Mobilisation War Cross Netherlands 1 June 1945
Distinction sign for Long-term, Honest and Loyal Service Netherlands 15 August 1946 Honorable discharge
Ribbon bar Honour Country Date Comment
Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion Netherlands 25 September 1960
Commander of the Order of Orange-Nassau Netherlands 30 April 1968
Ribbon bar Awards Organization Date Comment
Honorary Member People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
29 March 1969


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

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Political offices
Preceded by Minister of Defence
Succeeded by
Jan de Quay
Ad interim