Thomas Schäfer

German politician (1966-2020)

Thomas Schäfer (22 February 1966 – 28 March 2020) was a German politician. He was a member of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). He served as the Minister of Finance of Hesse between 2010 and 2020. He was born in Hemer and grew up in Biedenkopf.

Schäfer in 2019

On 28 March 2020, Schäfer was found dead at a railway line near Hochheim am Main. Police ruled his death a suicide. He was 54.[1]


  1. "Thomas Schäfer, Finanzminister von Hessen, tot aufgefunden". Frankfurter Rundschau (in German). 28 March 2020. Retrieved 29 March 2020.