Alois Niederalt

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Alois Niederalt (1966)

Alois Niederalt (born April 10, 1911 in Niedermurach / Upper Palatinate , † July 16, 2004 in Munich ) was a German politician ( CSU ).

From 1962 to 1966 he was Federal Minister for Affairs of the Bundesrat and the Länder .

education and profession

After graduating from high school in 1930, Niederalt, who was a Roman Catholic , studied law and political science in Munich , which he completed in 1935 with the first state examination in law. After his legal clerkship and the Great State Examination in Law, he joined the public service at the Wolfratshausen District Office in 1939 as a government assessor . It was then appointed to the government council. In 1939 he became head of the district administration and state bath commissioner in Bad Reichenhall . From 1942 to 1945 he took part in the Second World War as a soldier , most recently as a lieutenant in the reserve . After the war he was a member of the government in Laufen and Traunstein from 1947 to 1949 . From 1949 to 1953 he then worked as the representative of the Bavarian authorized representative at the representation of the Free State of Bavaria at the federal government in Bonn .

Niederalt was a member of the Catholic student union K.St.V. Isaria Freising in the KV .

Political party

On May 1, 1937 Niederalt joined the NSDAP . Niederalt had been a member of the CSU since 1953.


From 1953 to 1969 Niederalt was a member of the German Bundestag . He first represented the Cham constituency and, since the 1965 election, the Burglengenfeld constituency in parliament . 1961/62 he was deputy chairman of the CSU regional group . Niederalt went down in the history of the German Bundestag because on February 5, 1954, Max Becker put the first question ever to him.

Public offices

On December 13, 1962 he was appointed Federal Minister for Affairs of the Federal Council and the Länder in the federal government led by Federal Chancellor Konrad Adenauer . He kept this office under Federal Chancellor Ludwig Erhard . After the break of the coalition with the FDP , Niederalt resigned as opponent of a grand coalition on November 30, 1966 from the federal government. From January 8, 1963, until he left government, he was a cabinet representative in the Bundestag's council of elders.



  • Walter Henkels : 99 Bonn heads , revised and supplemented edition, Fischer-Bücherei, Frankfurt am Main 1965, p. 198ff.
  • Rudolf Vierhaus , Ludolf Herbst (eds.), Bruno Jahn (collaborators): Biographical manual of the members of the German Bundestag. 1949-2002. Vol. 2: N-Z. Attachment. KG Saur, Munich 2002, ISBN 3-598-23782-0 , p. 603.
  • Siegfried Koß in Siegfried Koß, Wolfgang Löhr (Hrsg.): Biographisches Lexikon des KV. 7th part (= Revocatio historiae. Volume 9). Akadpress, Essen 2010, ISBN 978-3-939413-12-7 , p. 109f.

See also

Web links

Commons : Alois Niederalt  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. BT-Drs. 17/8134 of December 14, 2011: The Federal Government's answer to the major question from the Die Linke ea .: “Dealing with the Nazi past” , p. 13 ( PDF ).