Josef Huber (politician, 1860)

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Josef Huber (born February 28, 1860 in Oggersheim , † January 23, 1940 in Ludwigshafen am Rhein ) was a German politician ( SPD ).

Life and work

Josef Huber was the son of a postman. In Oggersheim he attended elementary school from 1866 to 1873 and then Sunday school until 1876. He then completed an apprenticeship as a typesetter and then worked as an assistant in Mannheim and Frankenthal . From 1880 he traveled to Germany, Switzerland , Denmark and Belgium and conditioned in Olten (Switzerland), Leipzig , Dresden , Stettin , Marburg , Frankfurt am Main and Zurich . From Leipzig (1882) and Frankfurt a. M. (1887) he was expelled on the basis of the Socialist Act and sentenced to four months in prison in the latter city for being a secret group . From October 1887 he owned a stationery shop in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, from 1893 he was the owner of a book printer and publisher of the Palatinate Free Press. As a result of overwork, he sold the business on February 1, 1909.


From 1899 to 1920 Huber represented the SPD in the city ​​council of Ludwigshafen am Rhein. From 1899 to 1920 he was a member of the Bavarian State Parliament and from 1909 to 1912 he was a member of the German Reichstag for the constituency Pfalz 2 ( Landau , Neustadt an der Haardt ). Between 1891 and 1933 he was a member of the Gau or district executive and from 1920 to 1933 district party secretary of the SPD for the Palatinate.


  • Peter Ruf: Ludwigshafen deputy in the state parliament, Reichstag and Bundestag . Ludwigshafen 1993, ISBN 3-924667-20-9
  • City archive of the city of Ludwigshafen am Rhein (ed.): History of the city of Ludwigshafen am Rhein. Volume 1: From the beginning to the end of the First World War . Ludwigshafen am Rhein 2003, ISBN 3-924667-35-7

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Heinrich Thalmann: The Palatinate in the First World War, p. 400
  2. a b biography of Joseph Huber . In: Wilhelm H. Schröder : Social Democratic Parliamentarians in the German Reich and Landtag 1876–1933 (BIOSOP)