Walter Arendt

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Walter Arendt
Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F048647-0044, Dortmund, SPD-Parteitag, Walter Arendt.jpg
Arendt in 1976
Federal Minister for Labour and Social Affairs
In office
22 October 1969 – 14 December 1976
Chancellor Willy Brandt (1969-74)
Helmut Schmidt (1974-76)
Preceded by Hans Katzer
Succeeded by Herbert Ehrenberg
Deputy Chairman of the SPD Parliamentary Group in the Bundestag
In office
14 December 1976 – 4 November 1980
Member of the Bundestag
In office
17 October 1961 – 4 November 1980
Personal details
Born (1925-01-17)17 January 1925
Died 7 March 2005(2005-03-07) (aged 80)
Nationality German
Political party SPD (1946 until his death)
Occupation Miner

Walter Arendt (born 17 January 1925 in Heessen; died 7 March 2005 in Bornheim) was a German politician of the Social Democratic Party (SPD).

He was Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs of Germany from 1969 to 1976.

Since 1946 he was member of the SPD and member of the German Bundestag from 1961 to 1980.


Family, education and profession[edit]

Arendt was the son of a miner who died early from pneumoconiosis. This was one of his motives in his later strive to improve the situation of miners by enabling them to receive earlier pension.

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