Alfred Kubel

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Alfred Kubel and Albert Pfitzer.

Alfred Kubel (25 May 1909 in Braunschweig – 22 May 1999 in Bad Pyrmont)[1] was a German politician; in his later career, he was a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany.[2]

In 1928, after attending Middle School, Kubel became an industrial clerk. He had, in 1925, joined a trade union and the Internationaler Sozialistischer Kampfbund, a left-wing political party, and in 1933 he became active in resistance to the Nazis. Kubel was arrested in 1937 and was convicted to a one-year prison term for preparation of high treason. He was drafted into the Volkssturm, a branch of the military, in 1944, and deserted soon thereafter.

In May 1946, after having joined the Social Democratic Party of Germany, Kubel was appointed prime minister of Braunschweig by the British occupation forces; he held this position until the state was merged into Lower Saxony in November 1946. From 1951 to 1955 and from 1957 to 1970, he had various cabinet-level positions in the government of Lower Saxony. As minister, he also served on the Volkswagen Group's advisory board from 1965 to 1970.[3]

Kubel was Ministers-President of Lower Saxony from 1970 to 1976;[4] as such, he served as President of the Bundesrat in 1974/75.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kubel, Alfred". www.luise-berlin.com (in German). 2004-03-15. Retrieved 2007-01-04. 
  2. ^ "Mitglieder der Niedersächsichen Staatsregierung". www.niedersachsen.de (in German). Retrieved 2007-01-04. 
  3. ^ "Annual Report 1999". www.volkswagen-ir.de. Volkswagen Group. 1999. Retrieved 2007-01-04. [dead link]
  4. ^ Gerhards, Alfred (2003-07-22). "info - kalender". www.info-kalender.de (in German). Retrieved 2007-01-04. 

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Preceded by
Hubert Schlebusch
Prime Minister of Braunschweig
1946
Succeeded by
position abolished
Preceded by
Georg Diederichs
Minister-President of Lower Saxony
1970–1976
Succeeded by
Ernst Albrecht