Herlind Gundelach

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Herlind Gundelach
Gundelach in 2014
Member of the Bundestag
In office
22 September 2013 – 24 October 2017
Hamburg State Minister for Science and Research
In office
Personal details
Born28 February 1949
Political partyCDU

Herlind Gundelach, (born 1949) is a German politician of the German Christian Democratic Union.

Early life and education[edit]

Gundelach was born on 28 February 1949 in Aalen, she is married and has a daughter. She studied political science, history, philosophy, and constitutional law at the University of Bonn and earned her doctorate (Dr. phil.).[1]


In 2007, Gundelach was appointed to the City of Hamburg's Council on Climate Protection by Mayor Ole von Beust.[2] From 2008, she was State Minister of Science and Research in Hamburg.[1][3]

Gundelach was elected a member of the German Bundestag in the 2013 federal elections. In that capacity, she served as deputy chairwoman of the Committee on Cultural Affairs and Media. In addition, she was a member of the Committee on Economic Affairs and Energy, where she served as her parliamentary group's rapporteur on energy efficiency and public procurement rules. She was defeated for re-election in 2017.

Other activities[edit]

Political positions[edit]

Gundelach was one of 75 CDU/CSU Members of the Bundestag to vote in favor of Germany's introduction of same-sex marriage.

In 2020, Gundelach expressed support for Jens Spahn as candidate to succeed Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer at the party's 2021 leadership election.[7]


  1. ^ a b Staff: State Chancellery. "Dr. Herlind Gundelach, Senator for Science and Research". www.hamburg.de Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg. Retrieved 2009-09-23.
  2. ^ Sven-Michael Veit (April 13, 2007), Dem Klima voran reiten Die Tageszeitung.
  3. ^ "Uni-Pläne: "Ohrfeige" für Herlind Gundelach" [University plans: "slap in the face" for Herlind Gundelach]. Hamburger Abendblatt (in German). 2009-06-06. Retrieved 2009-09-23.
  4. ^ Board of Trustees German Foundation for Monument Protection.
  5. ^ Board of Trustees Archived 2018-04-15 at the Wayback Machine Federal Chancellor Helmut Schmidt Foundation.
  6. ^ Board of Trustees Jewish Museum Berlin.
  7. ^ Jens Meyer-Wellmann (October 17, 2020), Hamburgs CDU und ihr geheimes Traumduo für den Bundesvorsitz Hamburger Abendblatt.

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