Susanne Rahardt-Vahldieck

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Susanne Rahardt-Vahldieck née Rahardt (* 23 February 1953 in Hamburg; † 3 April 2008) was a German politician (CDU). She was a member of the Hamburg Parliament and the German Bundestag.

Life and politics

Susanne Rahardt-Vahldieck studied law at the University of Hamburg and graduated in 1983 with the second state law examination. She worked as a lawyer and was a deputy judge at the Hamburg Constitutional Court. She was married to Heino Vahldieck, a constitutional lawyer and also a member of the Hamburg City Parliament. Together they had two children. Her father was the Member of Parliament Friedrich Rahardt.

She was a deputy of the Ministry of Science and Art from 1974 to 1978 and was then a member of the district assembly in Hamburg-Altona from 1978 to 1982. During this time she was a member of the state executive committee of the Junge Union (JU) and was its state chairwoman in 1983. She was thus the first woman to hold this post within a JU state association in Germany. In 1984 she was a member of the CDU state executive committee in Hamburg.

Rahardt-Vahldieck was a member of the Hamburg parliament from 1982 to 1990. She then moved into federal politics and was a member of the Bundestag from 1990 to 1994.


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  • Mourning for Susanne Rahardt-Vahldieck. Hamburg 4 April 2008 (