Anke Brunn

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Anke Brunn

Anke Brunn (born September 17, 1942 in Behlendorf in the Duchy of Lauenburg ) is a German economist and politician ( SPD ).


After graduating from a humanistic grammar school in Hamburg in 1961 , she studied economics and social sciences at the universities of Hamburg , Paris and Cologne , graduated in 1966 with a degree in economics and worked from 1966 to 1975 as a research assistant and research assistant at the computing center of the University of Cologne .

Brunn is married to the historian Gerhard Brunn .

Political party

Brunn joined the SPD in 1967, was chairwoman of the SPD district Middle Rhine from 1987 to 1999 and was a member of the SPD party executive from 1986 to 1999. In September 2000 she ran for the office of Lord Mayor of Cologne, but was defeated by Fritz Schramma ( CDU ). In March 2001 she was elected deputy chairwoman of the SPD sub-district of Cologne. In the local elections in 2009 she ran for the Cologne Council.


She was a member of the state parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia from July 26, 1970 to January 28, 1981 and from 1985 to 2010. There she was deputy chairwoman of the SPD parliamentary group from 1979 to 1981 . On March 25, 2009, Brunn was elected by the SPD parliamentary group as the successor to the former spokesman for cultural policy, Hans-Georg Bögner .

From 1981 to 1983 she was a member of the Berlin House of Representatives , during this time deputy chairwoman of the SPD parliamentary group.

Public offices and honorary offices

Brunn served from January to June 1981 as Senator for Youth, Family and Sport in the Senate of Berlin under the Governing Mayor Hans-Jochen Vogel (SPD).

From June 5, 1985 to June 9, 1998, she was North Rhine-Westphalia's Minister for Science and Research in the state government led by Prime Minister Johannes Rau (SPD) .

Brunn is chairwoman of the supervisory board of KölnMusik GmbH and was chairwoman of the Society for Contemporary Dance NRW from 2001 to 2014.

See also

Senate Vogel - Cabinet Rau III - Cabinet Rau IV - Cabinet Rau V


  • Werner Breunig, Andreas Herbst (ed.): Biographical handbook of the Berlin parliamentarians 1963–1995 and city councilors 1990/1991 (= series of publications of the Berlin State Archives. Volume 19). Landesarchiv Berlin, Berlin 2016, ISBN 978-3-9803303-5-0 , p. 107.

Web links

Commons : Anke Brunn  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ The Society for Contemporary Dance NRW eV (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on March 4, 2016 ; accessed on December 1, 2015 .