Franz Xaver Lang (politician)

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Franz Xaver Lang

Franz Xaver Lang (born April 7, 1867 in Hausen , Honsolgen municipality , now in Buchloe ; † September 15, 1934 in Munich ) was a German farmer and politician (BVP).

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Lang was born in 1867 as the son of a Bavarian farmer. He grew up on an estate that had been in his family since 1792. From 1873 to 1880 he attended elementary school in Honsolgen. He then attended holiday school, also in Honsolgen, before taking over his parents' farm in 1891. In 1896 Lang founded the Raiffeisen Association and in 1897 the Christian Farmers Association in the parish and community of Honsolgen and Hausen. In 1898 Lang became second and in 1904 first chairman of the Christian Farmers' Association of Swabia and Neuburg.

From 1900 he was the local caretaker in Hausen. In 1907 Lang was elected for the first time in the Second Chamber of the Bavarian State Parliament, to which he was a member until 1920.

After the First World War , Lang joined the Bavarian People's Party. From 1920 to 1932 he was a member of the Reichstag in Berlin as a member of the Bavarian People's Party (BVP) for constituency 27 (Upper Bavaria-Swabia). In May 1930, Lang handed over the management of his estate in Hausen to his son in order to retire as a farmer in Honsolgen. Regardless, he still held his mandate in the Reichstag until 1932.

In addition, Lang, who is considered to be conservative, took on a long series of public and private law positions and honorary positions. From 1920 he was President of the Bavarian Christian Farmers' Association. He was also a member of the Land Consolidation Advisory Board in the Bavarian Ministry of Agriculture and a member of the Arbitration Committee of the Land Consolidation Office in Munich. He is also a member of the Bavarian Chamber of Agriculture, the Bavarian Agriculture Council, the Buchloe District Agriculture Committee and the German Agriculture Council in Berlin. He was also a board member of the German Farmers' Association in Berlin and a member of the advisory board in the Reich Monopoly Office for Spirits in Berlin as well as a member of the Reich Fertilizer Committee in the Reich Ministry of Food and Agriculture in Berlin and a deputy member of the administrative board of the Reichspost. In addition there were activities for the agricultural employment agency, on the board of the agricultural council for domestic agriculture, co-founder and since 1904 chairman of the horse insurance association Buchloe and member of the state committee of the Bavarian horse and cattle insurance institute.

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Franz Xaver Lang in the database of members of the Reichstag