Log In

Norbert Blüm

Norbert Blüm, German government official. Recipient Carnival Order, 1984, 90, 92, Golden Pin of Honour, Federal Metal Association, 1984, Karl Valentin medal, 1987, Thomas Morus medal, 1987, Heinrich Brauns prize, 1990, Order of the Black Madonna, Poland, 1990, Ehrenbergmann award Mitteldeutsche Braunkohlenwerke AG. Member Amnesty International.

Background

BLUM, Norbert was born on July 21, 1935 in Russelsheim. Son of Christian and Margarete (nee Beck) Blum.

Education

Elementary school; evening school. Study of philosophy, Germanic studies, history, theology, D. Phil.

Career

Chief Secretary, social committees, Christian Democratic Workers (CDA), 1968-1975. Member of federal Executive Committee, Christian Democratic Union, since 1969. County chairman, social committees, Christen Democratisch Appel (Christian Democratic Appeal) in RheinlandPfalz, 1974-1977.

Federal chairman, social committees, Christen Democratisch Appel (Christian Democratic Appeal), 1977-1987. Deputy chairman, CDU/CSU parly, group, 1980-1981. Deputy federal chairman, Christian Democratic Union, 1981 -.

Member of Chamber of Deputies, Berlin, 1981 -82. Senator of Federal Affairs. Federal delegate of the county of Berlin.

Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs. since 1982. County chairman, Christian Democratic Union in Nordrhein-Westfalen, May since 1987. Member of Bundestag, party list of Nordrhein-Westfalen.

Apprenticeship as toolmaker. Toolmaker; member of Industriegewerkschaft Metall (IGM: Metal Workers’ Union). Member of Catholic Workers’ Movement.

Editor, Soziale Ordnung, 1966-1968. Lecturer. Technical College of Higher Education, Mainz, since 1976.

Religion

Catholic.

Membership

Federation; Bundestag 1972-1981, since 1983.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, mountaineering.

Connections

Married Marita Binger. Children: Christian, Katrin, Anette.

spouse:
Marita Binger

children:
Christian Blüm

Katrin Blüm

Anette Blüm