Anke Fuchs in 1982
|Federal Minister for Youth, Family and Health|
28 April 1982 – 1 October 1982
|Preceded by||Antje Huber|
|Succeeded by||Heiner Geißler|
5 July 1937 |
|Political party||Social Democratic Party (SPD)|
Anke Fuchs (born 5 July 1937) is a German lawyer and politician of the Social Democratic Party of Germany. She served as Federal Minister for Youth, Family and Health (1982) and as Vice President of the Bundestag (1998–2002). From 2003 until 2010, she was the President of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.
Fuchs became a member of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) in 1956. She was elected to the Hamburg Parliament in 1971 and was a member of the Bundestag from 1980 to 2002. She served as Vice President of the Bundestag from 1998 to 2002. She was elected to the Bundestag from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, later being the member for the Cologne II (electoral district).
On 26 April 1977, she was appointed Secretary of State in the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. Following the 1980 federal election, she became Parliamentary Secretary of State in the same ministry. On 28 April 1982, she was appointed Federal Minister for Youth, Family and Health. Following the election victory of the conservative opposition, she left cabinet on 4 October 1982.
- Anke Fuchs (1991). Mut zur Macht : Selbsterfahrung in der Politik (in German). Hamburg: Hoffmann und Campe. ISBN 3-455-08428-1.
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