Karl Gaul
Member of the Bundestag
In office
7 September 1949 – 6 October 1957
Personal details
Born(1889-02-01)1 February 1889
Died17 January 1972(1972-01-17) (aged 82)
Political partyFDP

Karl Gaul (February 1, 1889 – January 17, 1972) was a German politician of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) and former member of the German Bundestag.[1]


Gaul had been involved in politics since 1911 and joined the DDP in 1919. In 1945, he participated in the founding of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), which later became the Hessian state association of the FDP. Member of Parliament Gaul was a member of the Hessian state parliament from 1946 to 1950. He had been a member of the German Bundestag since its first election in 1949 until 1957, where he was chairman of the Bundestag committee for cultural policy.


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). webarchiv.bundestag.de (in German). Deutscher Bundestag, Wissenschaftliche Dienste des Bundestages (WD 3/ZI 5). 1998-02-28. Retrieved 2020-05-21.