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Norbert GANSEL

Norbert GANSEL, German Member of the Bundestag. member, Gewerkschaft Öffentliche Dienste und Verkehr (Trade Union for Public Transport Services).

Background

  • GANSEL, Norbert was born on August 5, 1940 in Kiel, West Germany. Parents: Johannes Gansel and Else Gansel (née Dürr).

  • Education

    • Hebbel school, Kiel, 1950-1960, Abitur (advanced matriculation examination). University of Kiel, law, political science, 1962-1969, first state examination in law (with distinction). Hamburg, 1973, second state examination (with distinction).

      Spoken languages: English, French.

    Career

    • Press spokesman, Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democratic Party of Germany) in Schleswig Holstein, 1967. Member of Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democratic Party of Germany) council, since 1968. Press spokesman. Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democratic Party of Germany) in Schleswig-Holstein, 1969.

      Dept, federal chairman, Jungsozialisten (Young Socialists), 1969-1970. Federal Member of Parliament. Kiel, since 1972; member of parly.

      Committee for employment and social issues, 1972 and 1976. Member of parly, foreign Committee, 1980 and 1983. Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democratic Party of Germany) spokesman, parly, assemblies of North Atlantic Treaty Organization and Western European Union, 1983-1987.

      Chairman, Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democratic Party of Germany) council, since 1986. Member of parly, foreign Committee, 1987. Deputy member of parly, defence Committee, 1987.

      Member of parly. sub-Cttee. for disarmament, 1987. Deputy chairman, working group ‘Foreign and Security Policy’, Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democratic Party of Germany) parly, group, 1987. Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democratic Party of Germany) chairman, submarine inquiry Committee, 1987.

      Special responsibility for arms export control. Middle East and Islamic States, Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democratic Party of Germany) parly, group, 1987. Vice-Chairman, Parliamentary Party, 1990-1991.

      Member, Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democratic Party of Germany) Executive Committee, since 1990. Military service. Federal Naval Forces, acting subLieutenant on a minesweeper, 1960-1962. Research assistent. Faculty of Politics, University of Kiel, 1963-1966.

      Legal training at courts of law, administrative authorities and organisations, county of SchleswigHolstein, 1969-1972.

    Works

    • Was wollen die Jungsozialisten?, 1970. Various essays in newspapers and journals.

    Politics

    Religion

    Protestant.

    Membership

    Member, Gewerkschaft Öffentliche Dienste und Verkehr (Trade Union for Public Transport Services). Clubs: Leo Baeck Institute. Orient Institute; Arbeiterwohlfahrt (AWO, Labour Welfare Organisation).

    Personality

    Interests

    Windsurfing, books, shooting (multiple state champion in pistol and sub-calibre rifle shooting). Foreign, security and defence policies. United Nations, campaign against nuclear weapons.

    Connections

    • Spouse Lesley Gansel (née Nicholson), 1969. Children: Anna.
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    Born August 5, 1940
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