Friedrich Kühn (politician)

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Friedrich Kühn (born July 13, 1907 in Lippspringe ; † June 12, 1979 in Hildesheim ) was a German politician ( CDU ).

Life and work

After graduating from high school in 1928, Kühn began studying law at the universities in Jena , Munich and Erlangen , which he broke off in 1932 for health reasons. He completed an agricultural training from 1934 to 1937 and worked as a clerk at various trade associations from 1937 to 1941. He was then initially managing director of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Gdansk , and later in Weimar . He also took part in World War II as a soldier .

Kühn had been managing director of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Jena since 1945 . In 1947 he was a member of the regional synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Thuringia. He moved to West Germany in 1949 and worked there in the private sector until 1954. Since February 1954 he has been assistant to Working Group IV (Labor and Social Affairs) of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group . He also acted as co-founder and managing director of the Hermann Ehlers Society in Bonn and as founder of the association of former members of the German Bundestag .

Political party

Kühn was a member of the CDU and, since 1960, deputy chairman of the Christian Democrats' social policy committee.


Kühn was a member of the German Bundestag from 1961 to 1969 . In parliament he represented the constituency of Hildesheim-Stadt and -Land from 1961 to 1965 and then until 1969 the constituency of Hildesheim.


In 1957 he received the Federal Cross of Merit 1st Class , and in 1968 the Great Federal Cross of Merit.