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Member of the Bundesrat

Walter HIRCHE, German Member of the Bundesrat.


HIRCHE, Walter was born on February 13, 1941 in Leipzig, East Germany. Parents: Walter Hirche and Erika Hirche (née Quint).


Universities Heidelberg and Grenoble, History, Romance Studies and Political Science. Spoken languages: French, English.


Chairman Union of German Student Unions, 1966-1967. Secretary, Freie Demokratische Partei (Free Democratic Party) Land Group, 1973-1975. Deputy and Chairman, Landtag Group, 1974-1978 and 1982-1985.

Chairman Landtag cultural committee, 1974-1978. Chairman, Media committee. Landtag, 1982-1986; member.

Federal Presidium, and Chairman Freie Demokratische Partei (Free Democratic Party) Media Commission, since 1984. Minister of Economics, Technology and Transport, Lower Saxony, since 1986. Deputy member of Bundesrat, 1986-1990, member, since 1990.

Minister for Economics Affairs and Tech., Brandenburg, since 1990. Examiner. Secondary school teachers’ examinations, 1973. Manager, Land Office Fricdrich-NaumannStiftung, 1969-1972.

Economics archivist, 1978-1982. Member of Supervisory Board, Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg, 1986. Member of Supervisory Board, Salzgitter AG, 1986.

Member of Supervisory board, Nord/LB AG, 1986. Member of Supervisory board. Messe AG, 1986.


  • 30 Thesen für eine neue Deutschlandpolitik, 1968.




Spouse Monika Vetter, 1972. Children: Stefan, Frederik.