Frolinde Balser

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Frolinde Balser (born September 6, 1924 in Ingelheim am Rhein , † November 4, 2012 in Frankfurt am Main ) was a German politician ( SPD ).

education and profession

After graduating from high school in 1942, she was employed in the Reich Labor Service and military service. After the war she finished her studies in 1949 as a qualified librarian . In 1951 she spent three months in the United States thanks to a Fulbright scholarship . Until 1961 she worked at the University of Heidelberg . It was here that she received her doctorate to become a Dr. phil. with the work The beginnings of adult education in Germany from the end of the 18th century to 1848/49 . She then worked for the Hessian State Association for Adult Education in Frankfurt am Main until 1969 . From 1969 to 1986 she worked at the University of Frankfurt with a focus on adult education. She was a member of the Frankfurt Historical Commission .

Frolinde Balser is buried in Frankfurt's main cemetery.


From 1964 to 1985, Balser, who had joined the SPD in 1957, was a city councilor in Frankfurt. From 1968 to 1972 she was chairwoman of the culture and leisure committee. From 1976 until the local elections in Hesse (lost by the SPD) in 1977 , she was the (first female) city councilor in the Römer .

On August 14, 1979 she stood up for the late MP Hermann Schmitt-Vockenhausen in the German Bundestag . She was then a member of the German Bundestag until 1980 .

Balser entered the Bundestag via the Hesse state list.




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