Wilhelm Helf

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Wilhelm Helf (born September 16, 1900 in Elberfeld , † August 16, 1978 in Langenfeld ) was a German politician ( SPD ).

Life and work

After attending elementary school , he worked in the Ruhr mining industry until 1923. At the state college for business and administration in Bochum he continued his education in evening courses. He was also a guest student at the Administration Academy in Bochum. Since 1918 he was a member of the SPD and a union member. From 1920 to 1928 he was a volunteer in the youth leadership of the Socialist Workers' Youth in the Ruhr area. He then ran an SPD people's bookstore in Bochum and later went into business for himself as a bookseller.

He was married.


From July 24, 1966 to July 25, 1970, Helf was a member of the state parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia . He was directly elected in constituency 051 Rhein-Wupper-Kreis I.

Helf was a councilor for the city of Langenfeld from 1948 to 1960. He was a member of the Rhein-Wupper district council from 1956 to December 31, 1974.

Public offices

From October 1964 to December 1974 he was district administrator for the Rhein-Wupper district.


Helf was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit I. Class and the ring of honor of the city of Langenfeld.


  • Heinrich Kämchen : From the depths . Edited and introduced by Wilhelm Helf. Hansmann, Bochum 1931.
  • The revolutionary years 1848/49 in the rural area of ​​the old districts of Solingen and Lennep . Heggen Verlag, Opladen 1968.
  • The dreams of a better life. Autobiographical sketches 1900-1933 . Rheinland Verlag, Cologne 1977. ISBN 3-7927-0353-X

Web links

Wilhelm Helf at the state parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia