Willi Wenk, son of the teacher and later politician Gustav Wenk , studied mathematics , physics and biology at the University of Basel . In 1941 he received his doctorate with a dissertation on absorption and fluorescence spectra. He then worked as a teacher at the mathematics and science high school in Basel, where he held the post of rector from 1961–1975. In addition, from 1947 to 1961 he headed the cantonal academic career advice service. At the same time, Wenk, who belonged to the Social Democratic Party, went through a political career: 1954–1961 he was a member of the municipal council of Riehen, from 1956–1968 he was a member of the Grand Council of the Canton of Basel-Stadt . 1967–1978 he represented this canton in the Council of States, which he presided over in 1976. 1968–1974 he was a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Swiss politician (SP)|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 11, 1914|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Basel|
|DATE OF DEATH||February 17, 1994|
|Place of death||Riehen|