Gustav Heinemann

Gustav Walter Heinemann (German: [ˈɡʊsta(ː)f ˈhaɪnəman] (listen); 23 July 1899 – 7 July 1976) was a German politician who was President of West Germany from 1969 to 1974. He served as mayor of Essen from 1946 to 1949, West German Minister of the Interior from 1949 to 1950, and Minister of Justice from 1966 to 1969.

Gustav Heinemann
Gustav Heinemann in 1969
President of Germany
West Germany
In office
1 July 1969  30 June 1974
ChancellorKurt Georg Kiesinger
Willy Brandt
Helmut Schmidt
Preceded byHeinrich Lübke
Succeeded byWalter Scheel
Minister of Justice
In office
1 December 1966  26 March 1969
ChancellorKurt Georg Kiesinger
Preceded byRichard Jaeger
Succeeded byHorst Ehmke
Minister of the Interior
In office
29 September 1949  11 October 1950
ChancellorKonrad Adenauer
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byRobert Lehr
Mayor of Essen
In office
30 October 1946  19 October 1949
Preceded byHeinz Renner
Succeeded byHans Toussaint
Personal details
Born
Gustav Walter Heinemann

(1899-07-23)23 July 1899
Schwelm, Prussia, German Empire
Died7 July 1976(1976-07-07) (aged 76)
Essen, West Germany
Political partyChristian Social People's Service
(1930–1933)
Christian Democratic Union
(1945–1952)
All-German People's Party
(1952–1957)
Social Democratic Party of Germany
(1957–1976)
Spouse
Hilda Ordemann
(m. 1926)
Children4
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