William Luedtke was the National Secretary of the German American Bund. Luedtke was born in Germany and came to America in May 1923. He became an American citizen in October 1933. He joined the Friends of New Germany in July 1933 and the German American Bund in 1936. Luedtke became National Secretary succeeding James Wheeler-Hill who was sentenced February 21, 1940 on a charge of perjury growing out of the trial of Fritz Kuhn. He served as National Secretary from December 1939 to December 1941.