Katharina Focke, German politician, Died at 93

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Katharina Focke was born on October 8, 1922, and died July 10, 2016.

She was a German politician of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD).

Focke served as Federal Minister of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth from 1972 to 1976.

She studied Economics at the University of Zürich and studied English, German, and History at the University of Hamburg.

Focke studied political science at the University of Oklahoma and received a Ph.D. in 1954.

Focke joined the Social Democrats in 1964 and was elected two years later to the Düsseldorf parliament.

Katharina was elected to the Bundestag in 1969.

Chancellor Willy Brandt selected her to be the Parliamentary Secretary to the Chancellery, where she also dealt with European issues.

During 1972, Focke was put in charge of the Federal Ministry for Youth, Family and Health, a position she held for four years.

During the Bundestag, she served from 1969 to 1980.

Katharina Focke passed away at 93 years old.

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