Florian Kloeckner

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Florian Kloeckner

Florian Klöckner (born October 4, 1868 in Koblenz , † May 10, 1947 in Dortmund ) was a German industrial manager and politician.

After graduating from the Koblenz secondary school and training from 1885 to 1890 at a Koblenz bank, the son of a master shipbuilder worked in Duisburg for an iron and ore trading company from 1891 . His brother Peter Klöckner was already active there, who founded the trading company Klöckner & Co. in 1906 , in which Florian Klöckner was a partner until December 1917.

In 1907 he married the doctor's daughter Meta Gerthmann from Duisburg. In the First World War he was wounded as a captain of the reserve and then worked in the raw materials department of the War Ministry . From 1920 to 1933 Florian Klöckner sat for the German Center Party , of which he had been deputy chairman since 1920, in the Reichstag , where he was a member of the budget committee.

He also sat on the administrative board of the Deutsche Reichspost from 1920 to 1933 . In addition, Florian Klöckner had supervisory board mandates in various of his brother's companies and was one of the main shareholders of the daily Germania , which supported the policy of Chancellor Heinrich Brüning in the final phase of the Weimar Republic .

He was also Supervisory Board of Geisweider iron Werke AG , the Maschinenbauanstalt Humboldt AG in Cologne-Kalk , the engine manufacturer Deutz AG in Cologne-Deutz , the Rheinische Chamotte- and Dinas-Werke AG in Mehlem , the Commerz und Privatbank AG in Berlin and Hamburg , Grundcreditbank AG in Duisburg, Vereinigte Industrieunternehmungen AG in Berlin and Vereinigte Aluminum-Werke AG in Lautawerk .

After his brother's death in 1940, he became chairman of the supervisory board of Klöckner AG and Klöckner-Humboldt-Deutz AG .

Florian Klöckner, the honorary member of the Catholic student associations VKDSt. Saxonia Münster was in the CV and Burgundia Berlin (now K.St.V. Askania-Burgundia Berlin ) in the KV , supported several Catholic organizations and newspapers. In 1946 he set up a chapel in his villa Haus Waldhügel (on the Dimberg in Kirchhörde) for the Catholic parish in Kirchhörde , which did not yet have its own church.

His awards include the award of an honorary doctorate (as Dr. rer. Pol. Hc) by the Westphalian Wilhelms University of Münster and the appointment as papal secret chamberlain .


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