Fritz Schalk (politician)

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Friedrich "Fritz" Schalk (born February 27, 1925 in Mutterstadt ; † May 9, 1996 in Ludwigshafen am Rhein ) was a German politician ( SPD ).


After attending primary school in Mutterstadt, Schalk completed an electrician apprenticeship in Ludwigshafen from 1939, which he completed in 1942 with the journeyman's examination. He then worked for a short time as an electrician. He did Reich Labor Service from 1943 to 1944 , then took part in the Second World War as a soldier and was finally taken prisoner in the United States, from which he was released in 1946. From 1946 to 1948 he worked as an electrician. After further training at the Academy of Labor in Frankfurt am Main , he became District Secretary of the Workers' Welfare Association in 1949 . A year later he became DGB district chairman of Pirmasens and from 1957 to 1979 he was DGB chairman and managing director in Ludwigshafen am Rhein. He also acted as CEO of AOK Ludwigshafen.

Schalk joined the SPD and IG Metall in 1946 . He was chairman of the local SPD association in Mutterstadt and a member of the board of the SPD district of Palatinate. In 1964 he was elected to the Ludwigshafen city ​​council for the first time , to which he was a member until 1989. From 1971 to 1987 he was a member of the Rhineland-Palatinate state parliament . In the state parliament he was from 1971 to 1983 a member of the Committee on Economics and Transport and from 1975 to 1979 and again from 1983 to 1987 a member of the Interior Committee.



  • The President of the Landtag Rhineland-Palatinate (Ed.): The representatives of the free people. The members of the Consultative State Assembly and the State Parliament of Rhineland-Palatinate from 1946 to 2015. Springer VS, Wiesbaden 2016, ISBN 978-3-658-04750-4 , pp. 579-580.
  • Peter Ruf: Ludwigshafen deputy in the state parliament, Reichstag and Bundestag . Ludwigshafen 1993, ISBN 3-924667-20-9 .