Jörg van Essen

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Jörg van Essen (FDP) in Hamm, 8 March 2009

Jörg van Essen (born 29 September 1947 in Burscheid, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a German politician of the Free Democratic Party in the Bundestag.

Van Essen was born in Burscheid and attended a gymnasium in Siegen. He studied law at the University of Cologne from 1968 to 1973. After he finished university he became from 1976 to 1985 a prosecutor in Münster, Hagen and Dortmund. Since 1980 van Essen is a member of the Free Democratic Party and since 1990 van Essen has been a member of the Bundestag.

Van Essen is openly gay.[1]

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This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.

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  1. ^ Queer:Schwule stürmen den Bundestag (German)