Detlef Struve

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Detlef Struve (* 12. May 1903 in Breiholz , Schleswig-Holstein , † 24. May 1987 in Embühren , Schleswig-Holstein ) was a German politician of the CDU .

Life and work

Struve, who was a Protestant , had been a self-employed farmer in Embühren since 1928. From 1941 to 1945 he took part in the Second World War and became a prisoner of war. After his return he ran his farm again. From 1947 to 1969 he was chairman of the Schleswig-Holstein farmers' association.


Struve belonged to the district council of the Rendsburg district and was the district president of this local parliament from May 1950 . He was a member of the Economic Council for the Bizone from 1947 to 1949 and was a member of the German Bundestag from its first election from 1949 to 1972. There he represented the constituency of Rendsburg and, from 1965, the constituency of Rendsburg-Neumünster as a directly elected member of parliament . Most recently he achieved 49.4% of the first votes there.

1957 to 1972 Struve was deputy chairman of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group .

Public offices

From 1946 to 1950 Struve was honorary district administrator for the Rendsburg district.