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August Halbfell (born July 4, 1889 in Linden ; † January 20, 1965 in Essen-Rellinghausen ) was a German SPD politician .


After attending elementary school at the Bergvor- und Bergschule in Bochum, Halbfell learned the profession of miner and joined the SPD. From 1922 to 1933 he was a member of the supervisory board of the Rheinisch-Westfälischen Kohlen-Syndikat . From 1928 to 1933 he headed the Gelsenkirchen employment office . From 1931 he was a city councilor in Buer . During the Nazi era, he was imprisoned in 1933 and 1944.

After the Second World War , he was director of the Essen employment office from July 1 to September 30 and, from October 1, 1945, president of the state employment office in Westphalia. He resigned this office on August 31, 1946.

From 1946 to 1954 he was a member of the state parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia and from 1946 to 1950 he was the state's first labor minister . He also represented the country in 1949 and 1950 in the Federal Council .

See also


  • Erwin Dickhoff: Essen heads - who was what? Richard Bracht Verlag, Essen 1985, ISBN 3-87034-037-1 .
  • Stefan Goch, "The socialization of mining ... must aim to promote the welfare of the general public." - The first North Rhine-Westphalian labor minister August Halbfell (1889-1965) and the reconstruction in the coal mining industry ', Westfälische Zeitschrift 153 (2003), pp. 121–152 [1]

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