, North Rhine-Westphalia , Germany
|| October 14, 1894
|| April 06, 1972
|Last Modified||La Fayette|
Feb 19, 2013 09:02am
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|Info||Volunteer to participate in World War I. |
Representative at the Prussian parliament from the German Centre party from 1931 to 1933.
Arrested in 1933, freed in 1935.
1947 to 1952: Minister for alimentation, agriculture and forest, which was, especially in 1948, a key governmental role.
Elected to the Bundestag in 1949, resigned one year later, to focus on his ministry.
He was elected again to the Bundestag in 1953.
As president he was in favor of including more the social-democratic party in the governmental responsabilities than it has until then.
He was president from 1959 to 1969.