Charles M. Huber
|Member of the Bundestag|
2013 – 2017
December 3, 1956 |
Munich, Bavaria, West Germany
Charles M. Huber (born December 3, 1956 in Munich as Karl-Heinz Huber) is a German politician and actor, perhaps most notable for playing Henry Johnson in the German crime series Der Alte. He was one of the first two Bundestag members of African ancestry, alongside Karamba Diaby, who were both elected on September 23, 2013. Huber is a member of the Christian Democratic Union, and was elected in the federal state of Hesse whereas he failed to win the Darmstadt constituency.
Early life and education
Huber was born in 1956 as the son of a Senegalese father, who was a diplomat, and as the nephew of the former president of Senegal and philosopher Léopold Sédar Senghor, and a German mother in Munich. Huber went through an apprenticeship for a dental technician.
Since 2009, Huber has been a representative of the international council of the association Austrian Service Abroad, which is also attended by others like Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, György Dalos, Alberto Dines, Gabriela von Habsburg, Beate Klarsfeld, Branko Lustig, Erika Rosenberg and Ben Segenreich.
Member of the German Bundestag, 2013–2017
Huber was elected member of the German Bundestag in the 2013 federal elections. During his time in parliament, he served on the Committee for Economic Cooperation and Development, which provides parliamentary oversight of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development. On the committee, he was his parliamentary group's rapporteur on West and Central Africa, raw materials and illegal drug trade.
In addition, Huber was the chairman of the Parliamentary Friendship Group for Relations with the English- and Portuguese-speaking States of West and Central Africa (Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone); a member of the Parliamentary Friendship Group for Relations with the Francophone States of West and Central Africa; and a member of the Parliamentary Friendship Group for Relations with the States of Central America.
- St Barbara Foundation, Member of the Board of Trustees
- Karl-Heinz (Charles M.) Huber, CDU/CSU
- Jordans, Frank. Karamba Diaby, Senegal-born Chemist, Becomes Germany's First Black Lawmaker, Huffington Post, September 23, 2013.
- Cottrell, Chris. 2 Black Lawmakers Voted to Parliament in Germany, New York Times, September 24, 2013.
- Dippel, Andrea; Hamel, Christine (2003). München. DuMont Reiseverlag. p. 39. ISBN 9783770160792. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
- Massingue, Eva (June 2005). Sichtbar anders – aus dem Leben afrodeutscher Kinder und Jugendlicher. Brandes & Apsel. ISBN 9783860998212. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
- Susanne Höll (June 13, 2016), Charles Huber: "Mein Seelenfrieden war mir wichtig" Süddeutsche Zeitung.
- Board of Trustees St Barbara Foundation.