Alphons Horten

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Person.png Alphons Horten  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(businessman, politician)
Alfons Horten.jpg
Born9 November, 1907
Metz-Sablon, Lothringen
Died1 December, 2003 (Age 96)
Zürich, Switzerland
Member ofLe Cercle, Stauffenberg Service

Alphons Horten


Alphons Horten was the son of Franz Carl Alphons Horten, nephew of the regular clergy Titus and Timothy Maria Maria Horten, and the orientalist Max Horten and cousin of Helmut Horten. He studied economics in Berlin.


He then took on a commercial activity and worked from 1930 to 1945 in a company in the food industry. After World War II, he fled the Soviet occupation zone, moved to West Germany and settled in Bad Godesberg. Later, he was Managing Partner of J. Weck & Co., headquartered in Bonn-Duisdorf.

Horten joined the CDU and co-founded the Economic Council of the CDU. He was temporarily its executive chairman. He was also a board member of the Economic Policy Committee of the Christian Democrats.

Horten was a member of the German Bundestag from 1965 to 1972. In Parliament he represented the constituency Rheydt-Grevenbroich II, where he campaigned mainly for entrepreneurial interests.

Deep political connections

He attended Le Cercle in the 1970s.


Event Participated in

Le Cercle/1983 (Bonn)30 June 19833 July 1983Germany
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