Martin Frey (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.
- 1968: Great Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
- 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 , p. 225.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German politician (CDU), Member of the Bundestag|
|DATE OF BIRTH||December 7, 1904|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Cologne|
|DATE OF DEATH||5th November 1971|
|Place of death||Heinsberg|