|Died||5 February 1986 81) (aged|
|Occupation||politician, lawyer, professor|
He was mayor of Ghent in a liberal-socialist coalition from 1953 to 1958. Laurent Merchiers was a member of parliament and senator (1955–1971), and minister of justice (1958–1960). He resigned as a minister after the Congo crisis.
- Laurent Merchiers (Liberal archive)