Loder is a Dutch family, some of whose members are Mennonites. Christiaan Lodewijk Loder I. Mz., a merchant at Amsterdam, married to C. W. Cardinaal, was a deacon of the Amsterdam Mennonite church 1840-1844 and 1856-1860. His son Christiaan Lodewijk Loder (1843-1908), an engineer, was appointed to the State Wharf at Amsterdam in 1863; in 1873-1906 he was managing director of state shipbuilding and as such he designed a number of warships. One of the most prominent Dutch jurists in the Netherlands was Bernard Cornelis Johannes Loder (1849-1935), who was a member of the Mennonite church board at Rotterdam from 1874. At first he was a lawyer, particularly renowned for his knowledge of maritime and international law. He filled important posts and high offices: after World War I he was a Dutch representative in the peace conference of Paris in 1919; in 1908-1922 he was a member of the Dutch State Council; he also was the first president of the International Court of Justice.
Molhuysen, P. C. and P. J. Blok. Nieuw Nederlandsch Biografisch Woordenboek. Leiden, 1911-1937: VI, 321 f.
Rosters, J. In Memoriam Mr. B. C. J. Loder. Amsterdam, 1935.
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