Bach, August

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Bach, August Gender: M
Heinrich August Bach
born on 30 August 1897 at 09:30 (= 09:30 AM )
Place Rheydt, Germany, 51n10, 6e25
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 07°11' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 05°48 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 16°04'

August Bach (26 June 1960)
photo: Krüger, license cc-by-sa-3.0-de


East German Christian Democratic politician who served as the last President of the Länderkammer (the upper house of Parliament) from 1955 to 1958.

From 1915 to 1918 he served in the German army. After the War he studied History at the University of Berlin. He worked as a journalist during the Weimar Republic and he was a member of the liberal German Democratic Party. From 1922 to 1944 he was the editor of the Berliner Monatshefte.

After World War II, Bach was the co-founder of East German Christian Democratic Union in Thüringen and was elected in the provincial executive of the CDUD of Thüringen. In 1947 he joined the Society for German-Soviet Russian Friendship (DSF) and he served as the vice-chairman of the DSF-Thüringen (1949). Later he was a member of the Presidium of the DSF.

From May 1950 Bach was the editor of the Thüringen Daily and member of the CDU Executive Commission and the CDU Political Commission. From 1955 to 1958 he served as chairman of the Länderkammer. A loyal supporter of the Communist SED regime, he helped push out those CDU members not willing to do the Communists' bidding, and led its formal transformation into a loyal partner of the SED in 1952.

After the death of Otto Nuschke, Bach was elected Chairman of the CDUD (as it was now known) in 1958. From 1958 to 1963 he was Vice-President of the Volkskammer and from 1963 to his death he served as member of the Presidium of the Volkskammer (People's Chamber).

He died on 23 March 1966, aged 68, in East Berlin.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Mönchengladbach Archives.


  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Army, WWI)
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Christian Democratic Union)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (President of the Länderkammer, 1955-1958)
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Co-founder of CDU)