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.
From October 1964 to December 1974 he was district administrator for the Rhein-Wupper district.
- 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
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German politician (SPD), MdL|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 16, 1900|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Elberfeld|
|DATE OF DEATH||August 16, 1978|
|Place of death||Langenfeld|