Thomas Andresen (politician)

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Thomas Andresen (born April 8, 1897 in Linnau , † July 25, 1972 in Flensburg ) was a German politician ( CDU ). From 1946 to 1947 he was Finance Minister of Schleswig-Holstein and from 1955 to 1963 Lord Mayor of Flensburg.


Thomas Andresen was born as the youngest son of the farmer Lorenz Friedrich Andresen. As a child he and his parents moved to Flensburg, where he attended grammar school. He then studied law and political science in Kiel and Leipzig, and from 1925 he was back in Flensburg as a tax consultant . Later he was one of the co-editors of the Flensburger Tageblatt . He was a member of the DAF , the NSV and the NS-Rechtswahrerbundes .

After the Second World War Andresen was one of the founders of the CDU in Schleswig-Holstein and Flensburg. Andresen was from 1946 to 1950 a member (MdL) of the Landtag of Schleswig-Holstein . In the first post-war state government of Schleswig-Holstein he belonged to the Steltzer I cabinet (April 11, 1946 to November 22, 1946) and was Minister for Budget and Finance. In the Cabinet Steltzer II (23 November 1946 to 29 April 1947) was Andresen Minister of Finance. From May 8, 1947 to May 31, 1950 he was the first vice-president of the state parliament. He was also a member of the 1st Federal Assembly in 1949 .

On September 22, 1955, the council in Flensburg elected him Mayor of the city with 25 of 35 votes for nine years.

Thomas Andresen was an Evangelical Lutheran , married and had five children.


In 1957 Andresen received the Freiherr vom Stein medal . On September 3, 1968 he was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit.

See also


  • Christina Schubert: The members of the Schleswig-Holstein State Parliament after 1945 . In: In: Sönke Zankel (Ed.): Scandals in Schleswig-Holstein. Contributions to the history competition of the Federal President . Schmidt & Klaunig, Kiel 2012 ISBN 978-388312-4193 , p. 81

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Individual evidence

  1. a b c d e Dieter Pust : Kings, Mayors and Presidents in Flensburg . Biographical sketches. Ed .: Society for Flensburg City History (=  small series . Issue 15). 1st edition. Flensburg 1987, ISBN 3-925856-04-8 , Lord Mayor Thomas Andresen (1955–1963), p. 236-238 .
  2. Bundesarchiv Berlin, BDC VBS 243 2700300 0431 / Andresen, Thomas and PK A 56 / Andresen, Thomas.