Martin Frey (politician)

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Martin Frey (born December 7, 1904 in Cologne , † November 5, 1971 in Heinsberg ) was a German CDU politician .

Life and work

After graduating from high school, Frey, who was a Roman Catholic , began studying agriculture in Cologne and Bonn , which he completed in 1932 as a qualified farmer. He then worked as an assistant at the Animal Physiological Institute at the University of Bonn until 1935, where he also received his doctorate. In 1935 he started running his own business, the Klosterhof estate in Heinsberg in the Rhineland .

In 1946 he was a co-founder of the Rhenish Agricultural Association, which he chaired until 1970. From 1948 to 1970 he was also President of the Rhineland Chamber of Agriculture and 1950–1964 of the Association of Rhenish Agricultural Cooperatives.


Frey was first elected to the German Bundestag in 1949. In the constituency of Geldern – Kleve, he was able to collect 60.0% of the valid votes cast and thus moved into parliament as a directly elected member. In the next federal election in 1953 he was not a direct candidate and was also not elected via the state list . From 1957 to 1969 he was again a member of the Bundestag, which he now always entered via the North Rhine-Westphalian state list of his party.