Gottfried Leonhard
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Gottfried Leonhard on a campaign poster for the 1957 federal elections
Member of the Bundestag
In office
7 September 1949 – 17 October 1965
Personal details
Born(1895-03-14)14 March 1895
Died7 October 1983(1983-10-07) (aged 88)
Political partyCDU

Gottfried Leonhard (March 14, 1895 – October 7, 1983) was a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and member of the German Bundestag.[1]


Leonhard was a co-founder of the CDU in Pforzheim in 1945 and was at times the district chairman of the CDU there. After the Second World War, he was initially a member of the city council of Pforzheim. He was a member of the state parliament of Württemberg-Baden for constituency 24 (Pforzheim) from 1946 to 1950.

Leonhard was a member of the German Bundestag from 1949 to 1965 and represented the constituency of Karlsruhe-Land as a directly elected member. From 21 May 1953 until the end of the first legislative period, he was deputy chairman of the Bundestag Committee for Postal and Telecommunications Affairs.


Herbst, Ludolf; Jahn, Bruno (2002). Vierhaus, Rudolf (ed.). Biographisches Handbuch der Mitglieder des Deutschen Bundestages. 1949–2002 [Biographical Handbook of the Members of the German Bundestag. 1949–2002] (in German). München: De Gruyter - De Gruyter Saur. p. 1715. ISBN 978-3-11-184511-1.


  1. ^ "Die Mitglieder des Deutschen Bundestages - 1.-13. Wahlperiode: Alphabetisches Gesamtverzeichnis; Stand: 28. Februar 1998" [The members of the German Bundestag - 1st - 13th term of office: Alphabetical complete index] (PDF). (in German). Deutscher Bundestag, Wissenschaftliche Dienste des Bundestages (WD 3/ZI 5). 1998-02-28. Retrieved 2020-05-21.