Walter Peters

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Walter Peters (born August 14, 1912 in Poppenbüll ; † April 8, 1979 in Dagebüll ) was a German farmer and politician ( FDP ).

Life and work

After graduating from high school in 1932, Peters completed an agricultural training and had been working as a self-employed farmer since 1937. In 1936 he did a year of voluntary military service. From 1939 to 1945 he took part in the Second World War as a soldier , most recently as a battery leader. After the end of the war he worked again as a self-employed farmer. He was also a member of the board of directors of the Deutsche Siedlungs- und Landesrentenbank .

Political party

Peters initially joined the DP . He joined the FDP in 1959 , had been a member of the state executive since 1960, and was elected deputy state chairman of the FDP Schleswig-Holstein in 1963 . In addition, he had been a member of the FDP federal executive committee since 1962 .


Peters was a member of the district council of the Eiderstedt district . He was a member of the German Bundestag from 1961 to 1972 and from June 13, 1975, when he replaced the retired MP Uwe Ronneburger , until his death. He was always drawn into parliament via the state list of the FDP Schleswig-Holstein. In the Bundestag he was a member of the budget and agricultural committees.

Public offices

Peters has been mayor of the Poppenbüll community since 1950 .



  • 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. 637.
  • Thomas Steensen : On the 100th birthday of Walter Peters . In: Nordfriesland , No. 179, published by the Nordfriisk Instituut, September 2012, p. 4.

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