Life and work
After completing the Obersekunda, Arfsten worked in banking in Aabenraa and Hadersleben from 1906 to 1921 . After Northern Schleswig became part of Denmark due to the referendum, he moved to Itzehoe , where he also worked for a bank. From 1946 until his retirement in 1956 he was bank director of the Norddeutsche Bank in Itzehoe. Arfsten was an Evangelical Lutheran , married and had two children.
Before 1933 Arfsten belonged to a bourgeois electoral alliance in Itzehoe. After 1945 he became a member of the CDU, from which he resigned in 1959 "without giving reasons".
From 1929 to 1933 Arfsten was a city councilor in Itzehoe and chairman of the bourgeois parliamentary group.
From 1947 to 1958 Arfsten was a member of the Schleswig-Holstein state parliament . He represented the constituency of Steinburg- Mitte in parliament. From 1950 to 1958 he was deputy chairman of the CDU parliamentary group and chairman of the finance committee of the state parliament. Arfsten was a member of the second federal assembly as a representative of the state parliament , which on July 17, 1954 re-elected Theodor Heuss as federal president .
Arfsten was Mayor of Itzehoe in 1945/46 .
On May 16, 1957, Arfsten was awarded the Great Cross of Merit of the Federal Cross of Merit .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German politician (CDU), MdL|
|DATE OF BIRTH||November 10, 1889|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Nieblum , Föhr|
|DATE OF DEATH||December 31, 1969|