Roswitha Verhülsdonk

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Roswitha Verhülsdonk at the CDU federal party conference in 1978
Candidate poster for the 1987 federal election

Roswitha Verhülsdonk b. Woll (born April 26, 1927 in Oberspay, Sankt Goar district ) is a German politician ( CDU ).

From 1991 to 1994 she was Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Family and Seniors .

education and profession

After graduating from high school in 1947, Roswitha Verhülsdonk began studying philology in Mainz , which she broke off after her marriage in 1949. In 1966 she started working again as a consultant for youth and adult education in Catholic educational institutions , academies and adult education centers .


Roswitha Verhülsdonk was married to the publicist Eduard Verhülsdonk from 1949 until his death in 1995 , son of the former member of the Reichstag Eduard Verhülsdonk . The couple had a son.

Political party

She has been a member of the CDU since 1964. Here she was mainly involved in the CDU women's association . After she had been a member of their district executive in Koblenz from 1966 to 1970 , she was state chairman from 1969 and from 1977 also deputy national chairwoman of the women's association. From 1985 to 1990 she was also a member of the CDU federal executive committee .


Roswitha Verhülsdonk was a member of the German Bundestag from 1972 to 1994 . From 1980 to 1986 she was chairwoman of the women's parliamentary group and from 1986 to 1990 deputy chairman of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group .

She moved in 1972 and 1976 on the national list Rhineland-Palatinate and then always as the directly elected members of the constituency Koblenz in the Bundestag one.

Public offices

On 24 January 1991, she was as Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Family and seniors in by Chancellor Helmut Kohl led government appointed. After the general election in 1994 , she left office on November 17, 1994. From 1971 to 1975 she was a member of the joint synod of the German dioceses and from 1974 to 1994 a member of the Central Committee of German Catholics . From 1996 to 2006 she was chairwoman of the Federal Working Group of Senior Citizens' Organizations (BAGSO), of which she has been honorary chairman since 2007.


Web links

Commons : Roswitha Verhülsdonk  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files


See also

Individual evidence

  1. BAGSO annual report 2007 (PDF; 2.6 MB), accessed on April 11, 2011