Albert Tönjes

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Albert Tönjes (born January 2, 1920 in Oldenburg , † April 25, 1980 in Rheine ) was a German politician ( SPD ).

Life and work

After attending elementary school and doing a craft apprenticeship, Tönjes worked as an engineering assistant at Norddeutscher Lloyd in Bremen . At the same time he attended the state engineering school, which he graduated as a civil engineer. He took part in the Second World War as a soldier in the Navy from 1942 to 1945 , most recently as a lieutenant in the reserve. At the end of the war he was taken prisoner by the British, from which he was released in 1947. He then worked as a federal railway official at the Deutsche Bundesbahn in Rheine .

Political party

Tönjes joined the SPD in 1945 and became district chairman of the party in Steinfurt in 1958 .


Tönjes was a council member of the city of Rheine from 1956 to 1956. He had been a member of the Steinfurt district council since 1956, where he was chairman of the SPD parliamentary group from 1958 to 1969. He was a member of the German Bundestag from 1965 until his death. He was always drawn into parliament via the state list of the SPD North Rhine-Westphalia .

Public offices

Tönjes had been deputy district administrator in the Steinfurt district since 1958.


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