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Bruno Heck

Heck in 1968

In office
December 13, 1962 – October 1, 1968
Preceded by Franz-Josef Wuermeling
Succeeded by Aenne Brauksiepe

In office
November 8, 1966 – December 1, 1966
Preceded by Ewald Bucher
Succeeded by Lauritz Lauritzen

Born January 20, 1917(1917-01-20)
Aalen, Germany
Died September 16, 1989 (aged 72)
Blaubeuren, Germany
Nationality German
Political party Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU)

Bruno Heck (January 20, 1917 in Aalen - September 16, 1989 in Blaubeuren) was a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU).

Heck was born into a poor Swabian catholic family.[1] He studied philosophy and theology at the University of Tübingen. From 1957 to 1976 Heck was a member of the German Bundestag.

Heck was Minister of Family Affairs and Youth from 1962 to 1968.[2] After the resignation of the FDP ministers in 1966, he additionally headed the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development for a short time.

Heck headed the Konrad Adenauer Foundation from 1968 to 1989.[3] The Bruno Heck Science Prize, awarded biannually by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, was named in his honor.[4]


  1. ^ Ein konservativer Moralist, obituary in the German newspaper Die Zeit of September 22, 1989.
  2. ^ History of the Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth.
  3. ^ History of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.
  4. ^ Bruno Heck Science Prize at the website of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.


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