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politician , member of the German Bundestag

Matthias Wissmann, German legislator. Member economic working committee, treasurer Christian Democratic Party, 1998—2000; chairman committee on affairs of European Union German Bundestag, 2002.

Background

Wissmann, Matthias was born on April 15, 1949 in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Son of Paul and Margaret (Kalcker) Wissmann.

Education

He studied law at the University of Bonn.

Career

Since 1999 he has been a partner with the law firm WilmerHale. Since 1965, Wissmann has been active in politics. From 1973 to 1983 Wissmann was federal leader of the Junge Union.

From 1998 to 2000 he was federal treasurer of the CDU. In 1976, Wissmann was elected to the German Bundestag for the Christlich-Demokratische Union. He laid down his parliamentary mandate by 31 May 2007 to become the president of the German automobile industry association, VDA, from 1 June 2007. In 1981, he was chairman of the commission Jugendprotest im demokratischen Staat (youth protest in the democratic state) until 1983.

From 1998 to 2002 Wissmann was the chairman of the parliamentary committee for economy and technology. Since 2002 he was the chairman of the parliamentary committee for the affairs of the European Union. Minister\r\nOn 21 January 1993, Wissmann became federal minister of research and technology in the government of chancellor Helmut Kohl.

Only four month later, after the resignation of Günther Krause, he became federal minister of transport on 13 May 1993. Wissmann left the government after his party lost the federal elections on 27 September 1998.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Social Market Economy, German Perspectives, Market Economy 2000.

Politics

He became a member of the political youth organisation Junge Union and in 1968 of the CDU. In the years 1983 - 1993 he was the spokesman of his parliamentary party for economy.

Membership

Member economic working committee, treasurer Christian Democratic Party, 1998—2000. Chairman committee on affairs of European Union German Bundestag, 2002.

Connections

father:
Paul Wissmann

mother:
Margaret (Kalcker) Wissmann