Life and career
Glück was born in Hörzing in the district of Traunstein. He started his political engagement in the Catholic Rural Youth Movement of Germany . After a journalistic career the skilled agriculturist was elected for the CSU in the Landtag of Bavaria in 1970. In 1986 Franz Josef Strauß appointed him as a permanent secretary in the Bavarian State Ministry for State Development and Environmental Questions, since 1988 he led the CSU Landtag fraction and from 1994 to 2007 the CSU district association Upper Bavaria. In 2003 he was selected to the Landtagspräsident (President of the Landtag).
Since July 1999 Glück is additionally the chairman of the CSU principle commission. As such he operatively contributed to the development of strategic CSU position documents like "Aktive Bürgergesellschaft" (Active Commoners Society) and "Soziale Marktwirtschaft für das 21. Jahrhundert" (Social Market Economy for the 21st Century).
Apart from his political career Glück has accepted many honorary posts. Since 1983 he is a member of the Zentralkomitee der deutschen Katholiken (Central Committee of German Catholics – and its president since 2009), the chairman of the Bergwacht Bayern (Mountain rescue Bavaria), of the charity association Caritas Children's Village Irschenberg.
- Freundeskreis Abtei Frauenwörth, Chairman of the Circle of Friends
- Hanns Seidel Foundation, Vice Chairman
- ProChrist, Member of the Board of Trustees
- Freya von Moltke Foundation, Member of the Board of Trustees
- German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE), Member (2011-2016, appointed ad personam by Chancellor Angela Merkel)
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