Walter Faller

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Walter Faller (* 11. November 1909 in Frankeneck / Pfalz , † 3. February 2003 ) was a German politician of the SPD .

Life and work

After attending secondary school , Faller completed an apprenticeship as a mechanic, which he completed with a journeyman's examination. Initially working as a journeyman in Baden , he became unemployed in 1933 and did not return to work for the Reichsbahn until 1939 . In 1940 he was drafted into the war and from 1942 he was employed as a railroad worker in the supply chain. Faller, who had been a union member since 1927, had been a member of the DGB district committee for the Lörrach district since 1949 .

Political party

Faller belonged to the SPD and the SAJ since 1927 . In 1945 he participated in the re-establishment of the Schopfheimer SPD. From 1946 to 1951 he was chairman of the SPD sub-district of Oberbaden, since 1948 he was a member of the district executive committee of South Baden and from 1948 to 1976 he was (with a short interruption) the local SPD chairman in Schopfheim .


From 1945 to 1980 Faller was a member of the Schopfheim municipal council. He was a member of the district council in the Lörrach district from 1946 to 1951 and from 1972 to 1978.

Faller was a member of the Bundestag from December 4, 1951, when he replaced Gustav Herbig , who was appointed ambassador , until 1972 . In all federal elections between 1953 and 1969, he entered parliament via the Baden-Württemberg state list of his party. From November 29, 1961 to February 14, 1973 he was also a member of the European Parliament .

Public offices

Faller was elected First Alderman of the City of Schopfheim in 1951.