|Minister of Labor|
20 September 1949 – 29 October 1957
|Prime Minister||Konrad Adenauer|
|Preceded by||Office established|
|Succeeded by||Theodor Blank|
|Died||1975 (aged 82–83)|
|Political party||Christian Democratic Union (CDU)|
Storch was the functionary of Woodworker's Christian Trade Union from 1920 to 1933, trade union chairman of Hanover region from 1931 to 1933 and insurance agent until 1939. From 1939 to 1945 he served as a member of air raid police. He contributed to the reestablishment of the trade unions in Hanover (British Zone) in 1945 and 1946. From 1946 to 1948, he served as the chief of department for social policy of British Zone trade unions. He became a member of Bizonal Economic Council in 1947 and was named its director of labor in 1948. He was the director of the workers' union (Verwaltung für Arbeit (VfA)) until 1949.
He was a member of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and one of the CDU representatives in the Bundestag. In the party he served at the social affairs committee. Then he was appointed minister of labor and social affairs to the cabinet led by Prime Minister Konrad Adenauer on 20 September 1949. He was in office until 29 October 1957 when Theodor Blank replaced him in the post.
Storch was an advocate of "far-reaching social welfare programme."
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