Lorenz Bock

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Lorenz Bock (left) (1948)

Lorenz Bock (born August 12, 1883 in Nordstetten ; † August 3, 1948 in Rottweil ) was a German lawyer and politician ( center , later CDU ).

Life and work

Lorenz Bock was born on August 12, 1883 in Nordstetten (now part of Horb am Neckar ). After attending the grammar schools in Horb am Neckar and Rottweil, he studied law at the universities of Munich and Tübingen from 1902 to 1907 . During his studies he joined the Catholic student association KStV Alamannia Tübingen . He completed his legal clerkship at the District Court of Riedlingen , the District Court of Ravensburg and the public prosecutor's office in Stuttgart , and obtained his doctorate in Dr. jur. and worked as a lawyer in Rottweil since 1910. From 1915 to 1918 he participated in the First World War .

After the end of the war, Bock continued his practice as a lawyer. He was later also admitted as a notary. In August 1944 he was arrested by the Gestapo . Lorenz Bock died on the evening of August 3, 1948 in Rottweil of the consequences of an intestinal paralysis.


Bock joined the Center Party before the First World War and was a councilor in Rottweil from 1919 to 1933. In 1919 he was a member of the constituent assembly of the Free People's State of Württemberg , where he played a key role in the creation of the new constitution. In the same year he was elected to the Württemberg Landtag , to which he belonged in all legislative periods until its dissolution in 1933. From 1928 to 1933 he was chairman of the center group in the state parliament.

After the Second World War , Bock helped found the CDU in the Rottweil district . In 1945 he became a member of the Rottweiler municipal council and the local assembly there. He had been a member of the Advisory State Assembly since 1946 and was elected to the State Parliament of Württemberg-Hohenzollern in 1947 , to which he belonged until his death. On July 8, 1947, he was elected President of the country. He then formed a coalition government made up of CDU, SPD and DVP . At the same time he took over the management of the Ministry of Finance. Bock died during his tenure. His successor as President was Gebhard Müller .


  • Lorenz-Bock-Strasse in Rottweil

See also


  • Jürgen Klöckler: Abendland - Alpenland - Alemannien: France and the reorganization discussion in southwest Germany 1945-1947 , p. 230, Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag, Munich 1998, ISBN 3-486-56345-9
  • Frank Raberg : Biographical handbook of the Württemberg state parliament members 1815-1933 . On behalf of the Commission for Historical Regional Studies in Baden-Württemberg. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 2001, ISBN 3-17-016604-2 , p. 85 .

Individual evidence

  1. The lively trees of freedom . In: Der Spiegel . No. 34 , 1948, pp. 4 ( online - August 21, 1948 ).
  2. Man of the golden mean . In: Der Spiegel . No. 29 , 1947, pp. 1 ( online - July 19, 1947 ).