Arendt in 1976
|Federal Minister for Labour and Social Affairs
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|
14 December 1976 – 4 November 1980
|Member of the Bundestag|
17 October 1961 – 4 November 1980
17 January 1925|
|Died||7 March 2005
|Political party||SPD (1946 until his death)|
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
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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