Willy Stahl

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Wilhelm "Willy" Stahl (born April 10, 1903 in Neustadt in the Black Forest ; † October 6, 1989 in Titisee ) was a German politician ( DDP , DemP , FDP / DVP ).

Life and work

After graduating from high school, Stahl completed a commercial apprenticeship at the wood pulp and paper mills in Neustadt in the Black Forest . He initially worked as a clerk and from 1925 to 1927 worked as an accountant in the paper industry. From 1935 he worked as an accountant at the Black Forest Hotel in Titisee . From 1939 to 1945 he took part in the Second World War as a soldier and was employed as a medical officer. From 1960 to 1973 he served as President of the Federation of Homeland and People's Life.

Political party

In 1918, Stahl had joined the Liberal Baden People's Party , the Baden regional association of the DDP , and held various functions during the Weimar Republic . Among other things, he was chairman of the regional association of Baden Young Democrats until 1930 . As party secretary he acted from 1927 to 1933 as regional manager of the DDP in Baden . At the same time he worked as an employee of the Reich Finance Minister Hermann Dietrich .

In 1946, Stahl participated in the founding of the Democratic Party in southern and central Baden, which later became the Baden-Württemberg FDP regional association. He was initially the district chairman and was elected deputy state chairman of the FDP / DVP Südbaden in October 1947. From 1960 to 1978 he was state chairman of the southern Baden Liberals.

Documents about Stahl's activities for the FDP can be found in his estate in the archive of liberalism of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in Gummersbach .


Stahl was a member of the state parliament in Baden from 1947 to 1952 . He was also a member of the German Bundestag since its first election from 1949 to 1961. In 1949 he entered parliament via the Baden state list, and in 1953 and 1957 via the Baden-Württemberg state list.

Public offices

Stahl served as mayor of the municipality of Titisee from 1946 to 1968 .


  • Jan Havlik: Wilhelm "Willy" Stahl (1903–1989). In: ders. (Ed.): Liberals and Democrats of the First Hour , Stuttgart 2013, pp. 32–35.
  • Patrick Ostermann: Wilhelm Stahl, a liberal from Baden. A political biography , St. Augustin 1992 (= series of publications by the Reinhold Maier Foundation on the history, practice and program of liberalism in Baden-Württemberg , 21).
  • 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. 835.

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