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Adolph Schönfelder

In office
1945 – 1946
Preceded by
Succeeded by Christian Koch

Father of the House of the Parlamentarischer Rat
In office
1948 – 1949

Born 1875
Nationality German
Political party Social Democratic Party of Germany

Heinrich Ferdinand Adolph Schönfelder (1875–1966) was a German politician, Alterspräsident (President by right of age, Father of the House) of the Federal German parliamentary council in 1948–49, mayor of Hamburg, and member of the Hamburg Parliament. Schönfelder was member of the Sozial Democratic Party.

On 23 May 1949 in his position of Alterspräsident, Schönfelder signed the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany together with Konrad Adenauer and Hermann Schäfer.

Schönfelder was honorary citizen of Hamburg, the highest decoration of the city-state.[1]

Two pages of a book on exhibition. The right page has three signatures.
Basic Law for The Federal Republic of Germany 1949, facsimile of the signatures of Konrad Adenauer (CDU), Adolph Schönfelder (SPD) and Hermann Schäfer (FDP) certifying the original

See also


  1. ^ Honored 1950 — "Hamburgische Ehrenbürger" (in German). Government of Hamburg. Retrieved 2009-10-06. "For merits to the common good and constructive cooperation between the ruling majority and opposition"  

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