Josef Arndgen
Candidate poster Josef Arndgens for the 1953 federal elections
Member of the Bundestag
In office
7 September 1949 – 17 October 1965
Personal details
Born(1894-02-24)24 February 1894
Died20 September 1966(1966-09-20) (aged 72)
Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany
Political partyCDU

Josef Arndgen (24 February 1894 – 20 September 1966) was a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and former member of the German Bundestag.[1]


In 1931 Arndgen joined the Centre Party, of which he was a member until its dissolution in 1933. After the Second World War he participated in the founding of the CDU in Frankfurt am Main. From 1946 to 1949 Arndgen was a member of the state parliament in Hesse.

Since the first federal elections in 1949, Arndgen was a member of the German Bundestag as a directly elected member of the Limburg constituency until 1965. He was vice-chairman of the Bundestag committees for social policy (1949-1957) and for questions of war victims and prisoners of war (1949-1953). From 1957 to 13 November 1958 he was Chairman of the Bundestag Committee on Labour. From 28 October 1958 to 1965, Arndgen was Deputy Chairman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the Bundestag.

From 7 January 1947 to 9 November 1949 Arndgen was Minister of Labour and Welfare in Hesse.


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). 28 February 1998. Retrieved 21 May 2020.