Dr. Elisabeth Henriette Lürssen

Title: Dr.
Prename: Elisabeth Henriette
Surname: Lürssen
Profession: Teacher
Birthday: 09/18/1880
Place of birth: Delmenhorst
Date of death: 04/22/1972
Place of death: Bremen
Education: Teacher training; 1909 final high school examinations (*Abitur*), subsequently university studies (German, history, French) in Göttingen, Munich, and Leipzig; 1916 doctorate and state teaching examinations
Career: From 1899 teacher at the general secondary school and high school for girls, Bad Harzburg; 1919 promotion to senior teacher, later high school teacher (*Studienrätin*); 1939–49 principal of the girls’ Kippenbergschule in Bremen
Memberships: 1920–33 German People’s Party (DVP) deputy in the Bremen parliament; 1945 cofounds the Bremen Democratic People’s Party (BDV); 1947–53 BDV deputy in the Bremen parliament; 1949 cofounder, Bremen chapter of the German Federation of University Women (DAB), and DAB national council member
Biographical literature: Elisabeth Hannover-Drück, “Elisabeth Lürssen (1880–1972),” in *Bremer Frauen von A bis Z*, ed. Hannelore Cyrus (Bremen: Belladonna, 1991), 232–4
Major works: *Ritterbürtige Geschlechter der Mark Meissen* (Leipzig: Quelle & Meyer, 1916); *Die politische Machtbildung der Frauen* (Mannheim: BDF, 1927)