Joseph Wohlfart (5 June 1920 – 5 July 2000) was a Luxembourgian politician. A member of the Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party (LSAP), Wohlfart held office at local, national, and supranational level.
Luxembourg, officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is a small landlocked country in western Europe. It is bordered by Belgium to the west and north, Germany to the east, and France to the south. Its capital, Luxembourg City, is one of the three official capitals of the European Union and the seat of the European Court of Justice, the highest judicial authority in the EU. Its culture, people, and languages are highly intertwined with its neighbours, making it essentially a mixture of French and German cultures, as evident by the nation's three official languages: French, German, and the national language, Luxembourgish. The repeated invasions by Germany, especially in World War II, resulted in the country's strong will for mediation between France and Germany and, among other things, led to the foundation of the European Union.
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In 1950, Wohlfart was elected to the communal council of Lorentzweiler, on which he served for over two decades, including a period as mayor (1961 – 74). He was elected to the Chamber of Deputies in 1954. Wohlfart sat in the Thorn Ministry as the Minister for the Interior from 1974 until 1979. In 1988, on the death of Lydie Schmit, Wohlfart succeeded as one of Luxembourg's six Members of the European Parliament, in which capacity he served until the 1989 election.
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Lorentzweiler is a commune and small town in central Luxembourg, in the canton of Mersch. It is situated on the river Alzette.
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He is the father of Georges Wohlfart, a fellow politician and government minister.
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