Ellen Lauterbach

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Ellen Lauterbach (born July 7, 1923 in Kassel ; † May 19, 2011 in Heidelberg ) was a German politician ( SPD ).

Life and work

After completing secondary school and attending commercial college , Ellen Lauterbach worked for the German short-wave transmitter in Berlin from 1941 to 1945 . Towards the end of the Second World War , in April 1945, she was evacuated to Bad Mergentheim , where she worked as a personnel manager in the US Army until 1950. She then moved to the US Consulate General in Stuttgart . Lauterbach later turned to the private sector as an administrative clerk and was employed from 1955 to 1963 as head of apprenticeship training at Kaufhalle GmbH in Cologne . She then worked as a lecturer at the Kaufhof AG management training center in Kümmelbacherhof near Neckargemünd .


Lauterbach joined the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) in 1961. She was chairwoman of the local SPD association Bammental , deputy chairwoman of the SPD sub-district of Heidelberg and a member of the state women's committee of the SPD Baden-Württemberg . In the 1969 Bundestag election she was elected to the German Bundestag via the Baden-Württemberg state list , to which she belonged until 1972. During her parliamentary work she dealt with development policy, with a focus on Africa. She withdrew her candidacy for the 1972 federal election because she had only received one hopeless place on the list.


Individual evidence

  1. paint off . In: Der Spiegel . No. 41 , 1972, p. 41 ( Online - Oct. 2, 1972 ).