German diplomat and statesman (1901–1982)
Walter Hallstein (17 November 1901 – 29 March 1982) was a German academic, diplomat, and politician. He was the first president of the Commission of the European Economic Community. He was one of the founding fathers of the European Union.
|President of the European Commission|
7 January 1958 – 30 June 1967
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Jean Rey|
|Born||17 November 1901|
Mainz, German Empire
|Died||29 March 1982 (aged 80)|
Stuttgart, West Germany
|Political party||Christian Democratic Union|
|Alma mater||Friedrich Wilhelm University|
Hallstein is also the person behind the Hallstein Doctrine, wich the former state of West Germany proclaimed in 1955. It meant that West Germany wouldn't have diplomatic relations with countries that recognized East Germany.
- ↑ Elvert, Jürgen (7 June 2016). "Jürgen Elvert, Walter Hallstein, Biography of a European (1901–1982)" (PDF). Retrieved 15 September 2016.