Georg Haring

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Georg Häring's grave in the Kassel-Wahlershausen cemetery

Georg Häring (born March 5, 1885 in Augsburg , † August 24, 1973 in Kassel ) was a German politician ( SPD ).


After attending school, Häring worked as an iron turner and in 1903 became a member of the German Metalworkers' Association (DMV). Since 1905 he was a member of the SPD . From October 1912 to October 1913, Häring was workers' secretary in Schweinfurt , then until 1920 local editor at the social democratic Volksblatt in Kassel and from 1923 to 1933 regional councilor for social welfare at the Kassel provincial administration. Häring was a council member of the city of Kassel from 1920 to 1923 and since 1945. He was also a member of the Prussian State Council for Hessen-Nassau from 1926 to 1933 .

After the National Socialists came to power, Häring was imprisoned for two weeks. After the German capitulation, on November 1, 1945, he was appointed Hessian Minister of State for Food and Agriculture by the US military government and was thus a member of the state government headed by Prime Minister Karl Geiler . After the first free state parliament elections, he left the government on January 6, 1947. In the same year he became governor in the Kassel district association.



  • Wolfgang Ramming, Werner Bonengel, Herbert Wiener: 100 Years of the Social Democratic Party in Schweinfurt , Schweinfurt 1989, p. 67.
  • Peter Steinmüller: Georg Häring - honored in Kassel, forgotten in Schweinfurt , in: Mainleite 2 (June) 2015, pp. 20–22.

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