Josef Becker (politician, 1905)

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Josef Becker (born February 8, 1905 in Bochum , † October 19, 1996 in Waldfischbach-Burgalben ) was a German politician ( CDU ).

Life and work

After attending school, Becker completed an apprenticeship as a shoemaker, which he completed with a journeyman's examination. He then worked in this profession and passed the master's examination in the shoemaking trade in 1929. From 1930 until the dissolution of the unions in 1933 he was union secretary at the Central Association of Christian Leather Workers . He then worked in a shoe factory until 1937, before he went into business for himself in 1937 and was elected head master of the Pirmasens shoemakers' guild that same year . In March 1945, his company was completely destroyed in an air raid. From 1945 to 1952 he was head master, later honorary master of the Pirmasens shoemaker's guild.

Becker died on October 19, 1996 in the Maria Rosenberg nursing home .

Political party

Before 1933 Becker was a member of the Center Party . After the " seizure of power " by the National Socialists, he was unable to continue his political and trade union work. In 1945 he took part in the founding of the CDP , from which the Rhineland-Palatinate state association of the CDU later emerged. In 1946 he was elected to the board of the CDU district association Pirmasens and was later chairman until 1968.


Becker had been a member of the citizens' council since July 1945 and from 1946 to 1979 a member of the council of the city of Pirmasens. In 1946/47 he was a member of the Advisory State Assembly of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate . He was a member of the German Bundestag from its first election in 1949 to 1972. In parliament he represented the Zweibrücken constituency from 1949 to 1965 and then the Pirmasens constituency until 1972 .

Public offices

From 1946 to 1948 Becker was second mayor in Pirmasens.



  • Rudolf Vierhaus , Ludolf Herbst (eds.), Bruno Jahn (collaborators): Biographical manual of the members of the German Bundestag. 1949-2002. Vol. 1: A-M. KG Saur, Munich 2002, ISBN 3-598-23782-0 , pp. 49-50.
  • The President of the Landtag Rhineland-Palatinate (ed.): The representatives of the free people: The members of the Consultative State Assembly and the Landtag Rhineland-Palatinate from 1946 to 2015. 2016, ISBN 3-658-04751-8 , p. 52.