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politician

Hans-Dietrich Genscher, German government official. Vice chairman of Free Democratic Party, 1968-1974, chairman, 1974-1985.

Background

Genscher, Hans-Dietrich was born on March 21, 1927 in Reideburg. Son of Kurt G. and Hilde (Kreime) Genscher.

Education

Student of Leipzig University, Halle University.

Career

General Secretary, Freie Demokratische Partei (Free Democratic Party) Parliamentary Group, 1957-1965. Federal Party Secretary, Freie Demokratische Partei (Free Democratic Party), 1962-1964. Party Secretary, Freie Demokratische Partei (Free Democratic Party) Parliamentary Group, 1965-1969.

Member of Bundestag, since 1965. Deputy Chairman, Freie Demokratische Partei (Free Democratic Party), 1968-1974. Minister of the Interior, 1969-1974.

Party Chairman, Freie Demokratische Partei (Free Democratic Party), 1974-1985. Foreign Minister and Vice-Chancellor, 197492. President, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Council, 1984-1985.

President, Council of Europe, 1984. Lawyer, since 1954.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Bundestagsreden, 1972. Deutsche Außenpolitik, 1977. Deutsche Außenpolitik - Ausgewählte Grundsatzreden 1975-1980, 1981.Editor of Nach vom gedacht - Perspektiven deutscher Außenpolitik, 1986.

Politics

liberal-Demokratische Partei Deutschlands (LDPD, German Liberal Democratic Party, East Germany), 1946-1952; Freie Demokratische Partei (FDP, Free Democratic Party), 1952

Membership

Vice chairman Free Democratic Party, 1968-1974, chairman, 1974-1985.

Connections

Married to Barbara Schmidt. 1 daughter, Martina.

father:
Kurt G. Genscher

mother:
Hilde (Kreime) Genscher

spouse:
Barbara Schmidt

Daughter:
Martina