Richard Freudenberg
Richard Freudenberg (1919)
Member of the Bundestag
In office
7 September 1949 – 7 September 1953
Personal details
Born(1892-02-09)9 February 1892
Died21 November 1975(1975-11-21) (aged 83)
Political partyFDP

Richard Freudenberg (9 February 1892 – 21 November 1975) was a German politician of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) and former member of the German Bundestag.[1]


Freudenberg won the election in the Mannheim-Land constituency as a direct candidate with 43.69 % of the vote, ahead of the CDU candidate (25.54 %); the DVP had not put forward a candidate of its own. This made him, together with Eduard Edert (Flensburg constituency) and Franz Ott (Esslingen constituency), one of the independent representatives in the 1st German Bundestag. As an intern, Freudenberg joined the FDP faction and worked for them in the committees for foreign trade issues and internal reorganization.


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.