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Horst Paul August Ehmke (4 February 1927 – 12 March 2017) was a German lawyer, law professor and politician of the Social Democratic Party (SPD). He served as Federal Minister of Justice (1969), Chief of Staff at the German Chancellery
German Chancellery
and Federal Minister for Special Affairs (1969–1972) and Federal Minister for Research, Technology, and Post (1972–1974).

Contents

1 Life 2 Political career 3 Writings 4 References 5 External links

Life[edit] Ehmke was born in the Free City of Danzig, where he passed his Abitur.[1] In 1944, at the age of 17, Ehmke was enrolled as a member of the Nazi Party, although when this became public knowledge in 2007 as part of a media investigation of Nazi archives, he stated that he had made no application and was previously unaware of the enrollment.[2][3] Following the Expulsion of Germans after World War II he came as a refugee to western Germany. He studied Law
Law
and Economics
Economics
in Göttingen and Political science and History
History
at Princeton University (U.S.) from 1949 to 1950. In 1952, he promoted as Dr. iur., and in 1956, he passed his final examinations. In these years, he was the assistant of Adolf Arndt, member of the Bundestag
Bundestag
(SPD). From 1956 to 1960, Ehmke became a member of the Ford Foundation
Ford Foundation
in Cologne
Cologne
and Berkeley. After passing his Habilitation in 1960, he became Professor
Professor
of public law at the University of Freiburg, where he became the Dean.[1] From 1963 on, Ehmke was ordinary Professor
Professor
and held the chair of Law
Law
at this university. Since 1974, he was accredited as a lawyer. Ehmke was married and had three children. Political career[edit]

Chief of Staff Horst Ehmke
Horst Ehmke
greeting Senator Ted Kennedy
Ted Kennedy
in Bonn, April 1971

Since 1947, Ehmke has been a member of the SPD, where he was a member of the executive board from 1973 to 1991. He was a member of the Bundestag
Bundestag
from 1969 to 1994 for the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Here, he was deputy whip of the SPD faction from 1977 to 1990. Ehmke was Federal Minister of Justice from to March to October 1969 before becoming Chief of Staff at the German Chancellery
German Chancellery
from 1969 to 1972 under Chancellor Willy Brandt, being simultaneously the Federal Minister for Special
Special
Affairs.[1] After the West German federal election, 1972 he moved to become Federal Minister for Research, Technology and Post, until he was replaced in May 1974 by Hans Matthöfer.[1][4] Ehmke died on 12 March 2017 at the age of 90.[5]

Writings[edit]

Grenzen der Verfassungsänderung, 1953 Politik der praktischen Vernunft – Aufsätze und Referate, 1969 Politik als Herausforderung. Reden – Vorträge – Aufsätze 1968–1974, 1974 Politik als Herausforderung. Reden – Vorträge – Aufsätze 1975–1979, 1979 Beiträge zur Verfassungstheorie und Verfassungspolitik, 1981 Mittendrin – Von der Großen Koalition zur Deutschen Einheit, 1994

After retiring, Ehmke also wrote detective stories revolving around politics:

Global Players, 1998 Der Euro-Coup, 1999 Himmelsfackeln, 2001 Privatsache, 2003 Im Schatten der Gewalt, 2006

References[edit]

^ a b c d Der Spiegel, 4 February 2007, Der flotte Hotte sah sich als kommenden exzellenten Kanzler ^ Die Welt, 14 July 2007, Weitere Prominente in der Nazi-Kartei ^ Der Spiegel, 16 July 2007, Hoffnungslos dazwischen ^ The ministry subsequently was split into the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (Germany) and the Federal Ministry for Post and Communications (Germany). ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 March 2017. Retrieved 13 March 2017. 

External links[edit] Media related to Horst Ehmke
Horst Ehmke
at Wikimedia Commons

Interview about the play Democracy 2005, on Broadway about Willy Brandt

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Secretaries and Ministers of Justice of Germany

German Empire (1871–1919)

Heinrich Friedberg Hermann von Schelling (de) Otto von Oehlschläger Robert Bosse (de) Eduard Hanauer (de) Rudolf Arnold Nieberding Hermann Lisco Paul von Krause

Weimar Republic (1919–1932)

Otto Landsberg Eugen Schiffer Andreas Blunck Eugen Schiffer Gustav Radbruch Rudolf Heinze Gustav Radbruch Erich Emminger Curt Joël Josef Frenken Hans Luther Wilhelm Marx Johannes Bell Oskar Hergt Erich Koch-Weser Theodor von Guérard Johann Viktor Bredt Curt Joël Franz Gürtner

Nazi Germany (1933–1945)

Franz Gürtner Franz Schlegelberger Otto Georg Thierack

German Democratic Republic (1949–1990)

Max Fechner Hilde Benjamin Kurt Wünsche Hans-Joachim Heusinger (de) Kurt Wünsche Manfred Walther (de)

Federal Republic of Germany (1949–)

Thomas Dehler Fritz Neumayer Hans-Joachim von Merkatz Fritz Schäffer Wolfgang Stammberger Ewald Bucher Karl Weber Richard Jaeger Gustav Heinemann Horst Ehmke Gerhard Jahn Hans-Jochen Vogel Jürgen Schmude Hans A. Engelhard Klaus Kinkel Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger Edzard Schmidt-Jortzig Herta Däubler-Gmelin Brigitte Zypries Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger Heiko Maas

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Chiefs of Staff of the German Chancellery

Franz-Josef Wuermeling Otto Lenz Hans Globke Ludger Westrick Werner Knieper Karl Carstens Horst Ehmke Horst Grabert Manfred Schüler Manfred Lahnstein Gerhard Konow Waldemar Schreckenberger Wolfgang Schäuble Rudolf Seiters Friedrich Bohl Bodo Hombach Frank-Walter Steinmeier Thomas de Maizière Ronald Pofalla Peter Altmaier

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