Johannes Degener

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Johannes Degener (also Johann Degener) (born September 14, 1889 in Blumenthal ; † February 13, 1959 in Bremen ) was a German politician ( CDU ), Bremen senator and member of the Bundestag.


After completing his commercial apprenticeship, Degener worked as a commercial clerk in the building trade and the metal industry. In 1919 he continued his previously voluntary social work as a full-time trade union functionary. In 1929 he became a member of the Federal Executive Board of the Employees' Union . In 1933 he refused to join the German Labor Front in order not to have to join the NSDAP . He then ran a mushroom cultivation, but was again active in the industry from 1939. During the Second World War he was taken prisoner by the Czech Republic, from which he returned to Bremen in 1945.

In 1946 he became a member of the CDU and was regional manager from 1946 to 1947. He was also a journalist for the CDU newspaper Bremer Echo , from January 1949 its editor. He resigned from this office when he was elected to the Bundestag. From 1946 to October 1, 1949 he was a member of the Bremen citizenship and since 1947 chairman of the CDU parliamentary group.

He was a member of the German Bundestag from the first election in 1949 until December 31, 1951. He resigned his mandate, since he was from November 29, 1951 Senator for the welfare and health system and until 1952 also the building industry of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen . As Senator for Welfare, he played a decisive role in establishing the Bremen Home Foundation . In 1958 he resigned from the Senate for reasons of age.

See also


  • Johannes Kühne : Degener, Johann. In: Historical Society Bremen, State Archive Bremen (Ed.): Bremische Biographie 1912–1962. Hauschild, Bremen 1969, p. 102 (col. 1-2).

Web links

  • Degener, Johannes . In: Martin Schumacher (Ed.): MdB - The People's Representation 1946–1972. - [Daecke bis Dziekan] (=  KGParl online publications ). Commission for the History of Parliamentarism and Political Parties e. V., Berlin 2006, ISBN 978-3-00-020703-7 , pp. 205 , urn : nbn: de: 101: 1-2014070812574 ( [PDF; 212 kB ; accessed on June 19, 2017]).