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Dr. Richard Von WEIZSACKER

lawyer , politician

Dr. Richard WEIZSACKER, German lawyer and politician, President of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Background

WEIZSACKER, Dr. Richard was born on April 15, 1920 in Stuttgart, Germany. Parents: Ernst von Weizsâcker and Marianne von Weizsâcker (née von Graevenitz).

Education

Bismarck High School Berlin. Universities Oxford, Grenoble and Göttingen, Law and History. Spoken languages: English, French.

Career

President Protestant Church Congress 1964-1970. Member of Bundestag. 1969- SI. Deputy chairman, CDU/CSU Bundestag group, 1973-1979. Vice-President, German Bundestag, 1979-1981.

Mayor of Berlin and member of Federal Council, 1981-1984. President of the Federal Republic of Germany July since 1984.

Military service, 1938-1945.

Employment in industry, latterly, managing Partner, C.H. Boehringer Sohn, Ingelheim, 1950-1966. President, German Protestant Church Convention to 1983. Member of Synod and Council EKD (Protestant Church in Germany) to 1984.

Patron, Foundation German Sports Aid, 1984.

Religion

Protestant.

Membership

Board Allianz Lebensversicherung-AG, Stuttgart, Robeco-Gruppe, Amsterdam. Robert Bosch Foundation, Stuttgart. Synod and Council of German Protestant Church 1969-1984.

Federation Board CDU. Deputy. Bundestag 1969-1981.

Connections

Spouse Marianne Weizsäcker (née von Kretschmann), 1953. Children: Robert, Andreas, Marianne Beatrice, Fritz.