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Rainer Candidus Barzel

Rainer BARZEL, German civil servant and politician. Bundestag 1957-1987; Christian Democrat Party (CDU), Deputy and Acting.

Background

BARZEL, Rainer was born on June 20, 1924 in Braunsberg, East Prussia. Son of Doctor Candidus Barzel and Maria nee Skibowski.

Education

Gymnasium, Braunsberg (East Prussia), Berlin, and University of Cologne.

Career

President 1983-1984; Federation Minister for All-German Affairs 1962-1963. Deputy and Acting Chairman CDU/CSU Pari. Group in Bundestag 1963-1964, Chairman 196473.

Chairman CDU 1971-1973, Chairman Economics Affairs Committee of Bundestag 1977-1979, resigned 1979, Chairman Foreign Affairs Committee 1980-1982. Co-ordinator for French-German Affairs 1980, 1986-1990. Federation Minister for Inter-German Affairs 1982-1983.

President German-French Institute, Ludwigsburg 1980-1983.

Membership

Bundestag 1957-1987; Christian Democrat Party (CDU), Deputy and Acting.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Skating, curling, archaeology.

Connections

Married 1st Kriemhild Schumacher in 1948 (died in 1980). Married 2nd Helga Henselder in 1982.

father:
Doctor Candidus Barzel

mother:
Maria nee Skibowski

Spouse:
Kriemhild Schumacher

Spouse:
Helga Henselder