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Heinrich Lübke was a German politician (center, later CDU). He was the Federal Minister for Food, Agriculture and Forestry from 1953 to 1959, and from 1959 to 1969, the second President of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Background

On 5 February 1934 Lübke was brought under investigation for corruption by the Nazis. He was arrested and after 20 months on 11 October 1935 released from custody.

Heinrich Lübke was one of the Presidents, who in his tenure did not sign any law that had been adopted by the Bundestag. After obtaining a scientific opinion he told the Bundestag president that he would not sign the law on operational and commercial staff, as it would violate his opinion against the constitution guaranteed freedom of choice of employment and vocational training.

At the official ceremony on 13 April 1972 Lübke’s merits were appreciated. Lübke was buried in Sunderland-Enkhausen after a Requiem in Cologne Cathedral. The family grave in the village cemetery in Enkhausen bears the inscription "Lübke - President from 1959 to 1969." In Sunderland-Enkhausen in 1975 the city museum, the Heinrich-Lübke-house, was furnished.

Education

After graduation in 1913 at the Gymnasium Petrinum Brilon began Luebke studies in geodesy, agriculture and culture of civil engineering at the Agricultural Academy in Bonn, which he broke but already in August 1914 to serve as a volunteer until 1918 (last rank: reserve lieutenant) in the First world War participate. After the war he took up his studies again and ended it in 1921 with his degree in surveying and engineering culture. While studying in Bonn he joined the fraternity KDSt.V. Ascania at Bonn in CV. From 1921 to 1924 he studied economics in Münster and Berlin.

Career

Heinrich Luebke was one of the President, in her tenure did not sign any law that had been adopted by the Bundestag. After obtaining a scientific opinion he told the Bundestag president that he would not sign the law on operational and commercial staff, as it would violate his opinion against the constitution guaranteed freedom of choice of employment and vocational training.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Private library of about 5,000 books decreed to pursue his hobbies: Comparative Linguistics and microbiology.