Hans Wagner (politician, 1915)

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Hans Wagner (around 1970)

Hans Wagner (born May 5, 1915 in Nieder-Liebersbach ( Odenwald ), today a district of Birkenau ; † February 13, 1996 in Heppenheim / Bergstrasse ) was a Hessian politician ( CDU ).


Hans Wagner passed the Abitur in Bensheim and studied classical philology and archeology in Heidelberg and Berlin. In the meantime, Wagner had become a member of the Sturmabteilung , but resigned from it in 1935 at his own request. He completed his studies in 1938 with a doctorate as Dr. Phil and the state examination in 1937. After his military service he was a professional teacher at the grammar school in Viernheim, most recently as senior director . He was a member of the Hessian state parliament from 1950 to 1982 and was chairman of the CDU parliamentary group from 1966 to 1970 and from 1972 to 1974. He was from 1970 to 1972 Parliament vice president and after the CDU in state elections had become from 27 October 1974 for the first time the strongest party in the Hesse state parliament, the first provided by the CDU state parliament president . He held this office until he left politics in 1982.

Hans Wagner was a member of the 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Federal Assembly .

Wagner was a member of the Catholic student union K.St.V. Ripuaria Heidelberg.


He was married and had five children. He lived in Heppenheim / Bergstrasse since the 1920s. His political convictions were shaped by a strong commitment to Christian values ​​and the Catholic faith.

His brother, Otto Wagner (1913–2009), was persecuted by the Nazi regime , a local politician in the Bergstrasse district and from 1949 to 1989 chairman of the southern Hesse district of the CDU Hessen.


  • 1973: Cross of Merit 1st Class of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • 1975: Wilhelm Leuschner Medal from the State of Hesse
  • 1978: Large Cross of Merit with Star and Shoulder Ribbon of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • 1982: Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • 1982: Medal of the European Union


  • Jochen Lengemann : The Hessen Parliament 1946–1986 . Biographical handbook of the advisory state committee, the state assembly advising the constitution and the Hessian state parliament (1st – 11th electoral period). Ed .: President of the Hessian State Parliament. Insel-Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 1986, ISBN 3-458-14330-0 ( hessen.de [PDF; 12.4 MB ]).
  • Jochen Lengemann: MdL Hessen. 1808-1996. Biographical index (= political and parliamentary history of the state of Hesse. Vol. 14 = publications of the Historical Commission for Hesse. Vol. 48, 7). Elwert, Marburg 1996, ISBN 3-7708-1071-6 , p. 395.

Web links

Commons : Hans Wagner (CDU)  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Albrecht Kirschner: Final report of the working group on the preliminary study "Nazi past of former Hessian state parliament members" of the commission of the Hessian state parliament for the research project "Political and parliamentary history of the state of Hesse" . Hessischer Landtag , Wiesbaden 2013, p. 34. ( Online )
  2. Announcement of awards of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. In: Federal Gazette . Vol. 25, No. 103, June 5, 1973.