Artur Anders

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Artur Anders (born January 21, 1896 in Breslau , † July 13, 1976 in Lengerich ) was a German politician ( SPD ).

Life and work

After attending school, Anders completed a commercial apprenticeship, then worked as an employee and took part in the First World War as a soldier from 1914 to 1918 . From 1920 to 1933 he was managing director of the Central Association of Employees (ZdA) in Osnabrück , Düsseldorf and Essen .

After the National Socialists came to power, Anders was taken into “ protective custody ” several times . His only son Karl (* 1922) died as a soldier in Russia in 1944. Since 1934, Artur Anders was employed as an employee and managing director of employee health insurance companies.

From 1945 to 1961 Anders was city director in Lengerich.

Political party

Anders had been a member of the SPD since 1919.


Anders was a council member of the city ​​of Osnabrück from 1923 to 1925 . In 1961 he was elected to the district council of the Tecklenburg district. He belonged to the German Bundestag from April 17, 1963, when he moved up for the resigned MP Heinz Kühn via the state list of the SPD North Rhine-Westphalia , until 1965.