Richard Hammer (politician)

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Richard Hammer (born February 7, 1897 in Darmstadt ; † October 3, 1969 there ) was a German liberal politician and general practitioner .

Life and work

After graduating from a grammar school and participation in the First World War Hammer began a study of the medicine , which he with the promotion of Dr. med. finished. He then worked as a general practitioner in Darmstadt .

During World War II he was used as a military doctor and was eventually captured. After his release, Hammer became president of the Darmstadt Medical Association. He was also a founding member of the Association of German Doctors , which campaigned against the health insurance reform of the 1950s .

Political party

Hammer was a supporter of Friedrich Naumann and joined the DDP in Darmstadt after the First World War . When the DDP merged with the Young German Order to form the German State Party in 1930 , he did not follow this path and instead took part in the founding of the Radical Democratic Party .

In the storm department , Hammer belonged to "Reserve II".

After the Second World War he was one of the co-founders of the FDP in his hometown.


Hammer was a member of the state parliament in Hesse from 1946 to December 9, 1949 . He was a member of the German Bundestag from its first election in 1949 to 1957. In 1949 he was directly elected in Darmstadt with 36.8% of the valid votes cast, and in 1953 he entered parliament via the Hessian FDP state list . Since December 7, 1949 he was chairman of the Bundestag committee for health care. In this capacity, he campaigned for the elimination of the differences between academically trained dentists and non-academically trained dentists .



  • Jochen Lengemann : The Hessen Parliament 1946–1986 . Biographical handbook of the advisory state committee, the state assembly advising the constitution and the Hessian state parliament (1st – 11th electoral period). Ed .: President of the Hessian State Parliament. Insel-Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 1986, ISBN 3-458-14330-0 , p. 275 ( [PDF; 12.4 MB ]).
  • Jochen Lengemann: MdL Hessen. 1808-1996. Biographical index (= political and parliamentary history of the state of Hesse. Vol. 14 = publications of the Historical Commission for Hesse. Vol. 48, 7). Elwert, Marburg 1996, ISBN 3-7708-1071-6 , p. 164.
  • 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. 303.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Christof Brauers: The FDP in Hamburg 1945 to 1953 , p. 395.
  2. Albrecht Kirschner: Final report of the working group on the preliminary study "Nazi past of former Hessian state parliament members" of the commission of the Hessian state parliament for the research project "Political and parliamentary history of the state of Hesse" . Hessischer Landtag , Wiesbaden 2013, p. 34. ( Online )
  3. a b Hammer, Richard. In: Retrieved November 16, 2016 .