Carl Wilhelm Ludwig Westphal

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Carl Wilhelm Ludwig Westphal (* 1 March 1824 in Hamburg; † 26 September 1900 ibid) was a German merchant and member of parliament.


Westphal joined the company G.W.A. Westphal Sohn & Co. founded by his grandfather in 1840 as an apprentice. The company, which had existed since 1796, dealt with tea import and trade.
In 1850 Westphal became co-owner of the company, married Alwina Mathilde née Schlüter (1830-1910) and acquired Hamburg citizenship. In addition to his commercial activities, he was in the following years
worked in various institutions in the ecclesiastical and municipal administration of Hamburg. From 1857 to 1859 he was a lieutenant colonel in the Hamburg citizen military and adjunct to the general staff.

Westphal was a member of the Hamburg Parliament from 1860 to 1862, from 1863 to 1867, from 1871 to 1872 and from 1874 to 1900.


Westphal had several children, including Antonie Traun, Otto Eduard Westphal, Eduard Wilhelm Westphal, and Emmi Alwine (1858-1928), who married Hermann Blohm in 1880


  • Hamburger Geschlechterbuch vol. 16, Deutsches Geschlechterbuch vol. 210, Jhrg. 2000, p. 515f