Horst Ehmke

politician of the Social Democratic Party of Germany, Lawyer

Horst Paul August Ehmke (4 February 1927 – 12 March 2017) was a German lawyer, law professor and politician of the Social Democratic Party (SPD). He served as Federal Minister of Justice (1969), Chief of Staff at the German Chancellery and Federal Minister for Special Affairs (1969–1972) and Federal Minister for Research, Technology, and Post (1972–1974).

Horst Ehmke
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Horst Ehmke in 1973
Federal Minister of Justice
In office
26 March 1969 – 22 October 1969
Preceded byGustav Heinemann
Succeeded byGerhard Jahn
Chief of Staff of the German Chancellery
In office
22 October 1969 – 15 December 1972
Preceded byKarl Carstens
Succeeded byHorst Grabert
Federal Minister of Research, Technology, and Post
In office
15 December 1972 – 7 May 1974
Preceded byLauritz Lauritzen
Succeeded byKurt Gscheidle
Personal details
Born(1927-02-04)4 February 1927
Danzig, Free City of Danzig
Died12 March 2017(2017-03-12) (aged 90)
Political partySPD
OccupationProfessor of law

Ehmke died on 12 March 2017 in Bonn at the age of 90.[1]


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