Albert Pflüger

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Albert Pflüger (born November 7, 1879 in Dettingen unter Teck , † May 11, 1965 in Stuttgart ) was a German politician (SPD). From 1912 to 1933 he was a member of the Württemberg state parliament and then again from 1946 to 1955 a member of the state parliaments of Württemberg-Baden and Baden-Württemberg .


The son of the small craftsman Albrecht Pflüger (1850–1899) and Caroline Pflüger, née. Müller (* 1851) grew up with five siblings. From 1886 to 1893 Albert attended elementary school in his place of birth and in 1893 began an apprenticeship as a printer and machine setter at the Teck-Boten in Kirchheim . After completing his apprenticeship in 1897, he went on a journeyman's hike, which led him from his home country of Württemberg to the neighboring Grand Duchy of Baden . After the wandering he returned to the Teck messenger and began to be more politically active. After the November Revolution he headed the State Fuel Office in Stuttgart from 1919 to 1923. In the summer of 1922 he became a member of the government in the Württemberg Ministry of Labor and Nutrition, and in the spring of 1930 he was senior government member in the Ministry of Economics in Stuttgart. On March 17, 1933, the National Socialists forbade him to continue to work. In June 1933 he was arrested and taken to the Heuberg concentration camp. After his release, Albert Pflüger had to make a living as a casual worker and insurance agent. As a result of the collapse of the National Socialist German Reich in 1945, he again achieved the position of a senior government councilor - from 1946 a ministerial councilor - in the economic ministry of the newly formed state of Württemberg-Baden. From 1946 to 1950 he was President of the Württemberg-Baden State Trade Office.


Albert Pflüger had been a member of the SPD and the book printers' union since 1897 . In 1904 he began to work in the state secretariat of the Württemberg SPD and was party secretary from 1906 to 1911. In accordance with his political orientation, he can be assigned to the revisionist wing of the SPD at the time. In 1912 he became editor and editor of the SPD organ Schwäbische Tagwacht in Stuttgart. From 1912 to 1918, Pflüger held a mandate in the second chamber of the Württemberg state parliament . From 1919 to 1920 he was a member of the SPD parliamentary group chairman of the state constitutional assembly of the free state of Württemberg . From 1920 to 1933 he held an uninterrupted mandate in the Württemberg state parliament , of which he was president from 1928 to 1932. In 1946 he was a member of the SPD's interim representative body , the state constitutional assembly and then until 1952 of the state parliament of Württemberg-Baden and from 1952 to 1955 a member of the state constitutional assembly and the state parliament of Baden-Württemberg .


Albert Pflüger was married and the father of two children.


  • 1952: Federal Cross of Merit (Steckkreuz)
  • 1954: Great Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany