Life and work
After elementary school , Dowidat completed an apprenticeship as a locksmith and lathe operator. From 1914 he took part in the First World War as a war volunteer . In 1919 he co-founded the tool manufacturer Gedore (for the DOwidat REmscheid brothers). During the Second World War he was head of the “Working Group Wrench” in the Reich Ministry for Armaments and War Production. After the war he was interned for 18 months. After being released from internment, he rebuilt the Gedore. His son Karl, who has also died in the meantime, turned Gedore into a global company that is still family-owned today.
- Dowidat, Otto . In: Martin Schumacher (Ed.): MdB - The People's Representation 1946–1972. - [Daecke bis Dziekan] (= KGParl online publications ). Commission for the History of Parliamentarism and Political Parties e. V., Berlin 2006, ISBN 978-3-00-020703-7 , pp. 234–235 , urn : nbn: de: 101: 1-2014070812574 ( kgparl.de [PDF; 212 kB ; accessed on June 19, 2017]).
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German entrepreneurs and politicians (FDP), Member of the Bundestag|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 27, 1896|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Remscheid|
|DATE OF DEATH||4th July 1975|
|Place of death||Remscheid|