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jurist , politician , writer , member of the German Bundestag , Member of Landtag of Rhineland-Palatinate

Heiner Geissler, German political leader. member Bundestag (W.German Parliament), 1965-1967, 80; member Rheinland-Pfalz State Parliament, 1971-1979; Member federal board Christian Democratic Union, 1967-1977, general secretary, 1977-1989, vice chairman, 1989-1990.

Background

Geissler, Heiner was born on March 3, 1930 in Oberndorf/Neckar, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Education

Abitur (advanced matriculation examination), 1949. Universities of München and Tubingen, philosophy, law. First state examination in law, 1957.

Doctorate. University of Tubingen, 1960. Great state examination in law, Stuttgart, 1962.

Career

Chairman, Ring Christlich Demokratischer Studenten (RCDS, Union of Christian Democratic Students). Head of Ministerial Office, Minister of Employment and Social Affairs, Baden-Württemberg, 1962-1965. Senior Executive Officer (Regierungsrat), 1962-1965.

Minister of Social Affairs, Health and Sport, Rheinland-Pfalz, 1967-1977. Member of Federal Council (Bundesrat), 1967-1977. Member of Exec, board.

Konrad Adenauer Foundation. Member of county Exec, board, Christian Democratic Union in Rheinland-Pfalz. Member of federal Exec, board.

Social committees of the Christlich Demokratische Arbeitnehmerschaft (CDA, Christian Democratic Workers). General secretary. Christian Democratic Union, 1977-1989. Federal Minister of Youth, Family and Health, October 1982-Sept.

1985; member of supervisory board. Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF, Second German Television Channel), 1986-1992. Member of Bundestag, Südpfalz.

Vice pres., Christlich Demokratischen Internationale (CDI, Christian Democratic International), since 1986. Vice-Chairman, Christian Democratic Union, 1989-1990. Member. Presiding Board, Christian Democratic Union, since 1990.

Vice-Chairman, CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group, since 1991. Judge; member of Gewerkschaft Öffentliche Dienste, Transport und Verkehr (ÖTV, Trade Union for Public and Transport Services). Member of advisory board, Barmenia Insurances, since 1986.

Religion

Catholic

Membership

Member Bundestag (W.German Parliament), 1965-1967, 80. Member Rheinland-Pfalz State Parliament, 1971-1979. Member federal board Christian Democratic Union, 1967-1977, general secretary, 1977-1989, vice chairman, 1989-1990.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Paragliding, mountaineering and climbing.

Connections

Married Susanne Thunack, 1962. Children: Dominik, Michael, Nikolai.

spouse:
Susanne Thunack

children:
Michael Geissler

Dominik Geissler

Nikolai Geissler