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John Amandus Ferdinand Ehrenteit (born December 4, 1885 in Hamburg , † March 3, 1968 there ) was a German SPD politician .
Life and work
Ehrenteit 1911 Chairman of the Free Trade Union Association of the Handlungsgehülfen and Gehülfinnen in Hamburg, since 1919 the Central Association of the employees said. In 1921 he switched to the General German Trade Union Confederation as executive state chairman . He held this office until the National Socialists smashed the trade unions on May 2, 1933. The day before, the ADGB in Hamburg had participated on the day of national labor , the Nazi interpretation of May Day, on honorary instigation .
Ehrenteit belonged to the SPD until 1933, where he was counted to the right wing. At the end of May 1933, before the SPD was banned, he resigned from the party.
From 1919 to 1933 Ehrenteit was a member of the Hamburg Parliament . Together with Hugo Schotte , Georg Amlung , Wilhelm Petersen , Alfred Ehlers and Peter Hass , all of whom were also union officials, at the end of May he left the SPD parliamentary group in the citizenry. With the exception of Peter Hass, she founded the trade union faction , which then sat in on the NSDAP faction. On July 10, 1933, he - like the other members of the trade union faction - was stripped of his mandate due to the "Ordinance on the Security of Government".
After years of debate in the Hamburg parliament about the pros and cons of state-owned housing, a compromise was found in 1926, which Senator Dr. Paul de Chapeaurouge in his role as President of the mortgage lending fund , State Councilor Dr. Leo Lippmann and had negotiated honorary office for the SPD parliamentary group. On April 14, 1926, on the initiative of Ehrenteits, the citizenship passed the resolution that a third of the funds earmarked for the construction of small apartments should go to newly founded companies. Since Ehrenteit had worked significantly on the compromise and was generally considered to be the pioneer of social small housing construction, these newly founded societies were called Ehrenteit societies in his honor . From 1926 to 1933 Ehrenteit was honorary managing director of the newly founded non-profit small housing construction company Groß-Hamburg. (GKG) . A total of seven such companies were founded in Hamburg: In addition to the GKG, which later became Neue Heimat Hamburg , there were four other union-related housing construction companies, as well as the Wichern-Gesellschaft, a church society, and the Free City, a company called the DDP close.
Ehrenteit was elected to the Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg on June 26, 1929 , as a semi-official Senator (→ Hamburg Senate 1919–1933 ). Together with the other SPD senators, he resigned on March 3, 1933.
- The influence of the trade unions on economy and politics , Berlin 1925.
- Knud Andresen: Honorary service, John . In: Franklin Kopitzsch, Dirk Brietzke (Hrsg.): Hamburgische Biographie . tape 7 . Wallstein, Göttingen 2020, ISBN 978-3-8353-3579-0 , p. 74-75 .
- ↑ a b c Christof Brauers: The FDP in Hamburg 1945 to 1953. Start as a bourgeois left party (= Association for Democratic Openness. DemOkrit. 3). With a foreword by Hildegard Hamm-Brücher, Martin Meidenbauer Verlagsbuchhandlung, Munich 2007, since 90f., ISBN 978-3-89975-569-5 .
- ^ Lippmann, Leo: My life and my official activity. Memories and a contribution to the financial history of Hamburg. Hamburg 1964. p. 466f
- ↑ Christof Brauers: The FDP in Hamburg 1945 to 1953. Start as a bourgeois left party (= Association Democratic Openness. DemOkrit. 3). With a foreword by Hildegard Hamm-Brücher, Martin Meidenbauer Verlagsbuchhandlung, Munich 2007, page 86, ISBN 978-3-89975-569-5 .
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Honorary Service, John Amandus Ferdinand (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German politician (SPD), Member of the Bundestag and Hamburg Senator|
|DATE OF BIRTH||4th December 1885|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Hamburg|
|DATE OF DEATH||March 3, 1968|
|Place of death||Hamburg|