Frank-Michael Pietzsch

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Frank-Michael Pietzsch (born August 24, 1942 in Lutherstadt Wittenberg ) is a German politician ( CDU ). From 1990 to 2004 he was a member of the Thuringian state parliament , from 1994 to 1999 its president. From 1992 to 1994 and from 1999 to 2003 he was Thuringian Minister for Social Affairs, Family and Health .


Pietzsch graduated from high school in Berlin in 1960, then studied human medicine at the Humboldt University in Berlin and passed the state examination in 1966 . From 1966–1971 he completed his specialist training as a specialist in internal medicine at the district hospital in Belzig, and from 1971 to 1978 he was head of the internal department at the Belzig district polyclinic. From 1978, he completed his second specialist training to become a specialist in radiology . In 1981 he received his doctorate from the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena . Since 1985 he has been employed as a senior physician at the Central Clinic for Heart and Lung Diseases in Bad Berka . In 1975 he became a member of the CDU (GDR) .

From 1985 Pietzsch was a city councilor in Bad Berka, from 1990 CDU district chairman in the Weimar district. From 1990 to 2004 he was a member of the Thuringian state parliament . When Minister President Bernhard Vogel took office in 1992, he was sworn in for the first time as Thuringian Minister of Social Affairs . He held this office until the formation of the grand coalition in Thuringia in 1994. From now on he was President of the Thuringian State Parliament.

In 1999 he was again Minister for Social Affairs, Family and Health. When Dieter Althaus took office in 2003, he left the ministerial post and became chairman of the CDU parliamentary group in the Thuringian state parliament. Christine Lieberknecht took over this office after the 2004 state elections . Pietzsch has been chairman of Volkssolidarität Thuringia since 2005, and since November 16, 2013 he has been president of Volkssolidarität Bundesverband eV

Pietzsch is chairman of the commission to review Stasi entanglements in sport. He is Protestant , married, has three children and lives in Bad Berka .


Individual evidence

  1. Handbook of the Thuringian Parliament, 1st electoral period, p. 27, Weimar 1991, ISBN 3-7400-0811-3
  3. Oberhof-Stasi no snow from yesterday , Mainpost , September 20, 2004