Franz Heider

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Franz-Josef Heider (* 7 October 1897 in Bergisch Gladbach; † 31 July 1977 ibid) was a German entrepreneur, politician and member of the state parliament (ZENTRUM, CDU).[1]


After attending elementary school and high school, he completed a traineeship in a publishing house. In 1923, as the third son of the company’s founder Johann Heider, Heider took over the company Joh. Heider Verlag GmbH, Druckerei und Verlag in Bergisch Gladbach.[2] Until 1945 he was also publisher of the Rheinisch-Bergische Zeitung.[1] Franz-Heider-Strasse in Bergisch Gladbach was named after him.[3]

The politician

Until 1933 Heider was a member of the Centre Party. In 1945 he was one of the founders of the CDU in the Rheinisch-Bergisch district and was the first district chairman and active in numerous other party committees.

From April 20, 1947 to June 17, 1950, Heider was a directly elected member of the North Rhine-Westphalian state parliament for the electoral district 027 Rhein.Berg. District-North.

He was a representative on the city council of Bergisch Gladbach and mayor from September 1946 to November 1950. He was also a member of the district council of the Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis for a time.[1]

Web links

Franz Heider at the State Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia

Individual references

  1. a b c State Parliament NRW, detail view of the Member of Parliament Franz-Josef Heider as of 27 March 2014
  2. 125 Years of Heider – Special Publication.Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  3. Andree Schulte: Bergisch Gladbach Stadtgeschichte in Straßennamen, Bergisch Gladbach 1995, ISBN 3-9804448-0-5, p. 67