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.
- Gustav Goldbeck: New German Biography (NDB). Volume 12, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1980, ISBN 3-428-00193-1 , p. 105 ( ). In:
- Georg Wenzel: German business leader . Life courses of German business personalities. A reference book on 13,000 business figures of our time. Hanseatic Publishing , Hamburg / Berlin / Leipzig 1929, .
- Florian Klöckner in the database of members of the Reichstag
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German economic manager and politician (center), MdR|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 4, 1868|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Koblenz|
|DATE OF DEATH||May 10, 1947|
|Place of death||Dortmund|