Ernst Albrecht

German politician (1930–2014)

Ernst Carl Julius Albrecht (19 June 1930 – 13 December 2014) was a German politician. He was a member of the Christian Democratic Union. He was a former civil servant of the European Commission. He served as Prime Minister of the state of Lower Saxony from 1976 to 1990.

Ernst Albrecht
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Ernst Albrecht in 1988
Prime Minister of Lower Saxony
In office
Preceded byAlfred Kubel
Succeeded byGerhard Schröder
Personal details
Born(1930-06-29)29 June 1930
Heidelberg, Germany
Died13 December 2014(2014-12-13) (aged 84)
Burgdorf, Hanover, Germany
Political partyCDU
Spouse(s)Adele Stromeyer
Children7; including Ursula von der Leyen
Alma materUniversity of Tübingen
University of Bonn
OccupationEconomist (Diplom)

His daughter, Ursula von der Leyen, is the President of the European Commission.

Albrecht died on 13 December 2014 from Alzheimer's disease, aged 84.[1]


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