Heinrich Lübke

Heinrich Lübke

Birth
Sundern, Hochsauerlandkreis, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Death 5 Apr 1972 (aged 77)
Bonn, Stadtkreis Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Burial Sundern, Hochsauerlandkreis, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Memorial ID 17374615 · View Source
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2nd German Federal Republic President. The son of a shoemaker, he studied agriculture, economics and administrative law in Berlin and Münster. Interupted his studies for World War I achieving the rank of 1st Lieutenant and was awarded the Iron Cross Class I and II. Beginning in 1923 he worked in the organization of agriculture and from 1926 to 1933 was executive director of the Deutsche Bauernschaft (German Farmers Federation). In 1931 elected representative of the Centre in the Prussian Land (state) parliament. Beginning with the National Socialist era in 1933 he was investigated for corruption of the system, dismissed from all of his offices and sentenced to 20 months of political detention. At the end of World War II he joined the Christian Democratic Party and in 1946 was elected to the Land parliament for Westphalia and from 1947 to 1952 served as Minister for Food, Agriculture and Forestry in North Rhine-Westphalia. Also elected as a representative to the German Bundestag (parliament) in 1949 where he served as chairman of the Agricultural Policy Committee; gave up his seat in October 1950 to work in the commercial sector. Reelected to the Bundestag frm 1953 to 1959 and served concurrently as Germany's Minister for Food, Agriculture and Forestry. From 1959 to his retirement in 1969 he served as Presdident of the Fedeeral Republic. Noted for his support of a grand coalition and for his strong support of Third World contries. Retired early due to health issues.

Bio by: Fred Beisser


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  • Originally Created by: Fred Beisser
  • Added: 10 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17374615
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Heinrich Lübke (14 Oct 1894–5 Apr 1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17374615, citing Dorffriedhof, Sundern, Hochsauerlandkreis, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany ; Maintained by Find A Grave .