Egon Höhmann

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Egon Höhmann (born September 29, 1926 in Sandershausen (now Niestetal ), † January 19, 1979 in Bonn ) was a German politician ( SPD ).

From 1976 until his death he was Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Minister for German Relations .

Life and work

Höhmann was drafted into the Wehrmacht after school . He served in the paratrooper troops and was wounded so badly in March 1945 that one of his thighs had to be amputated. At the end of 1945 he began studying at the Pedagogical Institute in Kassel and had been a teacher in Fürstenhagen since 1952 .

Political party

Höhmann joined the Falcons in 1946 and the SPD a short time later. From 1953 to 1957 he was chairman of the SPD in Fürstenhagen and since 1954 chairman of the SPD in the Witzenhausen district .


Höhmann had been a member of the district council in the Witzenhausen district since 1956, where he led the SPD parliamentary group.

From 1957 until his death, Höhmann was a member of the German Bundestag . From March 4, 1971 to 1976 he was deputy chairman of the committee for intra-German relations.

Egon Höhmann has always entered the Bundestag as a directly elected member of the Eschwege constituency .

Public offices

On December 16, 1976, Höhmann was appointed Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Internal German Relations in the federal government led by Chancellor Helmut Schmidt .


See also


Individual evidence

  1. Announcement of awards of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. In: Federal Gazette . Vol. 30, No. 172, September 13, 1978.