Thomas Mann (politician)

Thomas Mann ( born January 28, 1946 in Naumburg ( Saale) ) since 1994 has been an MEP for the CDU in Hesse of the European People's Party. At the 2009 European election man stood as top candidate of the CDU in Hesse. He lives in Schwalbach am Taunus in the Main- Taunus-Kreis.

Life and education

After graduating from high school in 1964 Neusprachliches Thomas Mann made ​​an apprenticeship as an industrial clerk. He then worked 20 years as a junior copywriter in Frankfurt advertising and marketing agencies, concept designer and copywriter, and finally as Creative Director.


As a young man Thomas was politically active and engaged in the Junge Union. He has held a variety of managerial positions, most recently from 1975 to 1979 as a member of the Council of the JU Germany.

Thomas Mann is a member of the CDU. Again, he was active in many boards. He was from 1986 to 1999 member of the board of the CDU Main-Taunus and which from 1991 to 1999, Deputy District Chairman.

Community structure, he participated in 1985 to 1998 as a city councilor in his hometown Schwalbach am Taunus. He ran in 2004 to # 2 on the list, he joined the European elections in 2009 as the leading candidate.

One focus of his work was the commitment to the interests of the workers. He was 1975-1979 National Chairman of the Young workforce, 1975-1985 Assessor of the federal board of the Christian- Democratic labor force (CDA ) and is since 1977 District Chairman of the CDA under Main.

Functions in the European Parliament

Since 1994, Thomas has been a member of the European parliament and was there from 1994 to 1995 Deputy Coordinator of the Special Committee on Employment. 1999-2004 he worked for the EPP Group as Vice Chairman for the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs. He is also a substitute for the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and a member of the Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation ( SAARC).

In addition to the interest for Labour Affairs is the commitment to human rights on the topic list by Thomas Mann at the top. Since 1999 he has been President of the Tibet Intergroup of the European Parliament.


Man is a member of the European Union Parliamentarians European Parliament.

Other offices

Not only in the European Parliament, but also in the European Union, Germany Thomas Mann works for the idea of European cooperation. He is in the European Union since 1995 Chairman of the Main-Taunus district, 1996-1998 Deputy Chairman of the National Association of Hesse European Union of Germany and since 1998 Chairman of the National Association of Hesse European Union Germany. Since 1998 he is also at the federal level member of the Presidium of the European Union and since 2003 there Deputy National Chairman of the European Union of Germany.

From 2004 to 2006 he was a member of the Executive Bureau (Board) of the Union of European Federalists and is a member of the Broadcasting Council of the Hessischer Rundfunk in 2004.


Thomas Mann 's German language since 2006 Godfather of the word humanity in action word sponsorship of the club.


  • 2002 received the Order of Merit man for his efforts on behalf of human rights and for his socio-political commitment.