Willem Scholten (1 June 1927 – 1 January 2005) was a Dutch politician of the defunct Christian Historical Union (CHU) party and later the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party and economist. He was granted the honorary title of Minister of State on 1 July 1997.
Scholten attended a Gymnasium in Deventer from May 1939 until June 1945 and applied at the National Tax Academy in Rotterdam in July 1945 and simultaneously applied at the University of Amsterdam in July 1945 majoring in Tax law and obtaining a Bachelor of Laws degree in June 1947 before graduating with a Master of Laws degree in July 1951. Scholten worked as a civil servant for Tax and Customs Administration of the Ministry of Finance from September 1951 until June 1963.
Scholten was elected as a Member of the House of Representatives after the election of 1963, taking office on 5 June 1963 serving as a frontbencher and spokesperson for Finances and deputy spokesperson for Justice and Economic Affairs. After the election of