Heinrich Windelen

Heinrich Windelen (* 25. June 1921 in Bolkenhain/Schlesien) is a German politician (CDU).

It was 1969 Federal Ministers for refugees, refugees and war-damaged and from 1983 to 1987 Federal Ministers for German domestic relations.

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training and occupation

after the Abitur 1939 carried out for Windelen first to 1940 the realm work service off. Afterwards it studied physics and chemistry in Breslau, however already became 1941 to the armed forces drawn in. Until 1945 it participated then as a soldier, last rank sergeant d.R., in the Second World War .

To the dismissal from the war shank came he as a refugee to Westphalia and completed there from 1945 to 1948 commercial training. Since 1949 are it as a joint founder managing director of a commercial enterprise in goods village.


Heinrich Windelen is verwitwet and has four children.

a party

since 1946 it is member of the CDU. From 1970 to 1977 he was regional chairman of the CDU Westphalia -Lip.


from 1947 to 1948 as well as from 1964 to 1966 he was member of the Kreistages of goods village, from 1948 to 1964 was he also a city delegate of the city goods village.

Of 28. September 1957, as it for the separatedDelegate Anton sword , until 1990 was he advanced member of the German federal daily.

Here it was from 1969 to 1980 of deputy chairmen of the CDU CSU - Bundestag faction. Of 20. October 1977 up to 8. April 1981 was Windelen of chairmen of the budget committee, after italready from 1965 to 5. October 1967 its deputy chairmen had been.

Of 2. April 1981 to 1983 he was finally vice-president of the German federal daily.

Windelen was otherwise always 1957 over the national list North Rhine-Westphalia and as directly selected delegates of the constituency Beckum -Goods village and/or. later the constituency goods village into the German Bundestag drawn in. Windelen reached last 1987 in its constituency 51.7% delivered the Erststimmen with the election to the Bundestag.

Windelen, that already those the so-called. East contracts had rejected, was correct to 21. June 1990 together with its parliamentary group colleagues Helmut Sauer, Fritz joke man, Gerhard Dewitz, local vienna Lowack, briefly J. Rossmanith, harsh ore Czaja, Franz Hermann Kappes, Joachim Kalisch, Claus's hunter, Dietrich Mahlo, Matthias Engelsberger and Lorenz Niegel for “international-law reasons and because of the injury of the right of self-determinationthe German people " against interfactional common resolution on the GermanPolish border, brought in by its parliamentary group with, which calls the or Neisse border German east border. To 20. September 1990 it rejected then also the agreement contract between the Federal Republic of Germany and the GDR, because its opinion aftertherein the right of domicile of the refugees of homeland is finally given up and this victim to the refugee not to be zugemutet can.

public offices

to 7. February 1969 it was appointed refugees and war-damaged as a Federal Minister for refugees , into the Federal Government led of Federal Chancellor briefly George Kiesinger,later after the change of government to the social liberal coalition however already separated few months after the election to the Bundestag 1969 to 21. October 1969 government.

After the election to the Bundestag 1983 it became then to 30. March 1983 to the Federal Minister for German domestic relations in of Federal Chancellor Helmut Kohl led Federal Government appointed. After the election to the Bundestag 1987 it separated at the 11. March 1987 from the government.


  • the budget committee during the political process, in: Administration and advanced training, Jg. 1978, number 3, pages 93 to 100.
  • Structural changes in thatpublic financial system. Monetary policy and budgetary policy, in: Money and currency, Bonn 1979, pages 55 to 61.
  • The parliament between expenditure joy and household control, in: Günter Triesch, finances of the state and economics, Cologne 1981, pages 111 to 130.

see also

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