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 .
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 .
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.
- 1983: Cross of Merit 1st Class of the Federal Republic of Germany
- 1988: 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. 2: N-Z. Attachment. KG Saur, Munich 2002, ISBN 3-598-23782-0 , p. 896.
- BAGSO annual report 2007 (PDF; 2.6 MB), accessed on April 11, 2011
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Woll, Roswitha (maiden name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German politician (CDU), Member of the Bundestag|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 26, 1927|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Oberspay / Sankt Goar district|