Bruno Heck
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Heck in 1968
Minister of Family Affairs and Youth
In office
13 December 1962 – 1 October 1968
ChancellorKonrad Adenauer
Ludwig Erhard
Kurt Georg Kiesinger
Preceded byFranz-Josef Wuermeling
Succeeded byAenne Brauksiepe
Minister of Housing and Urban Development
In office
8 November 1966 – 1 December 1966
ChancellorLudwig Erhard
Preceded byEwald Bucher
Succeeded byLauritz Lauritzen
Personal details
Born(1917-01-20)20 January 1917
Aalen, Germany
Died16 September 1989(1989-09-16) (aged 72)
Blaubeuren, West Germany
Political partyCDU

Bruno Heck (20 January 1917 in Aalen – 16 September 1989 in Blaubeuren) was a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU).

Heck was born into a poor Swabian catholic family.[1] He studied philosophy and theology at the University of Tübingen. From 1957 to 1976 Heck was a member of the German Bundestag.

Heck was Minister of Family Affairs and Youth from 1962 to 1968.[2] After the resignation of the FDP ministers in 1966, he additionally headed the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development for a short time.

Heck headed the Konrad Adenauer Foundation from 1968 to 1989.[3] The Bruno Heck Science Prize, awarded biannually by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, was named in his honor.[4]


  1. ^ Ein konservativer Moralist Archived 4 June 2008 at the Wayback Machine, obituary in the German newspaper Die Zeit of 22 September 1989.
  2. ^ "History of the Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth". Archived from the original on 1 April 2009. Retrieved 28 March 2009.
  3. ^ History of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.
  4. ^ Bruno Heck Science Prize Archived 3 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine at the website of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.