Günther Einert

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Günther Einert (born October 12, 1930 in Langenöls , Silesia , † July 30, 2015 ) was a German politician ( SPD ).

He was from 1964 to 1974 mayor in Iserlohn , from 1983 to 1990 Minister for Federal Affairs , and from 1990 to 1995 Minister of Economic Affairs and Technology in North Rhine-Westphalia .


After completing secondary school, Einert completed an apprenticeship as a locksmith from 1946 to 1948 and an apprenticeship as a welder until 1953. In 1947 he moved from Görlitz to West Germany and worked at Ford in Cologne and Bayer in Leverkusen. There he also had contact with the work of works councils. He then obtained his secondary education in 1953 and studied economics at the State University in Illinois , ( USA ) and from 1956 to 1958 with a scholarship from the DGB at the Hamburg University of Economics and Politics. Einert completed his studies with a degree in economics, worked from 1958 to 1960 as a legal protection secretary at the German Trade Union Federation (DGB) and was managing director at the DGB in the Mark district from 1960 to 1980.

Einert had been a member of the SPD since 1951. He became a member of the SPD district executive committee for Western Westphalia and an advisory member of the SPD state executive committee for North Rhine-Westphalia.

Einert had lived in Iserlohn since 1959, was a council member for the city of Iserlohn from 1962 to 1984 and headed the SPD parliamentary group from 1975 to 1980.

He was a member of the state parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia from July 24, 1966 to July 25, 1970 and from December 31, 1971 to May 31, 1995. Here he was, among other things, chairman of the committee for regional planning and administrative reform and served from 1980 to 1983 as parliamentary manager of the SPD parliamentary group.

Einert was Lord Mayor of the city of Iserlohn from 1964 to 1974 , was appointed Minister for Federal Affairs in the North Rhine-Westphalian state government under Prime Minister Johannes Rau on December 14, 1983 , and moved to the head of the Ministry of Economics, SMEs and Technology on June 12, 1990 . In the course of a government reshuffle, he resigned from the ministerial office on July 17, 1995.


Günther Einert was married and had three children.


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