Walter Braun (politician, 1930)

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Walter Braun (center) at the 30th federal meeting of Danzig in the Kiel Ostseehalle (1979)

Walter Braun (born August 6, 1930 in Singen am Hohentwiel ; † November 22, 2019 in Flintbek ) was a German politician ( CDU ).

He was Minister of Education from 1969 to 1979 and Minister of Social Affairs from 1979 to 1983 in Schleswig-Holstein .

Life and work

After graduating from high school in 1951 at Hegau-Gymnasium in Singen (Hohentwiel) , for which he was awarded the Scheffel Prize, Braun completed a degree in business administration at the Mannheim Business School , which he completed in 1955 with a degree in business administration . He then worked as a research assistant at the Mannheim Business School. 1958, also his promotion to Dr. rer. pole. with work The capacity of road hauliers . After completing his habilitation in 1964, from 1965 to 1966 he represented the chair for business administration at the Christian Albrechts University in Kiel . In 1966 he was appointed full professor here .

Walter Braun was married and has two children. He was a member of the Catholic student union K.St.V. Eckart Mannheim in the KV .


From 1971 to 1987 Braun was a member of the Schleswig-Holstein state parliament . He has always entered the state parliament as a directly elected member of the Neumünster -Nord constituency .

Public offices

On November 3, 1969, Braun was appointed minister of education to the state government of Schleswig-Holstein led by Prime Minister Helmut Lemke . In this office he was also a member of the cabinet headed by Gerhard Stoltenberg since 1971 .

After the state elections in 1979, Braun was appointed Minister of Social Affairs on May 29, 1979. He initially retained this office under Prime Minister Uwe Barschel , who has been in office since 1982 . After the state election in 1983, however, he left the government on April 12, 1983.


See also

Web links

Commons : Walter Braun  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual proof

  1. Obituary in the FAZ, November 27, 2019
  2. Announcement of awards of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. In: Federal Gazette . Vol. 31, No. 19, January 27, 1979.