Alex Möller

Alexander Johann Heinrich Friedrich Möller (26 April 1903 – 2 October 1985) was a German politician of the Social Democratic Party (SPD).

Alex Möller
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Möller in 1973
Federal Minister of Finance
In office
11 October 1969 – 13 May 1971
Preceded byFranz Josef Strauß
Succeeded byKarl Schiller
Personal details
Born
Alexander Johann Heinrich Friedrich Möller

(1903-04-26)26 April 1903
Dortmund, Germany
Died2 October 1985(1985-10-02) (aged 82)
Karlsruhe, Germany
Political partySocial Democratic Party of Germany (SPD)

Möller was born in Dortmund. He was a member of the Landtag of Baden-Württemberg from 1946 to 5 October 1961, when he was elected to the Bundestag. His successor was Walther Wäldele. Möller stayed in the Bundestag up to 1976.

From 1969 to 1971, Möller served as Federal Minister of Finance in the Cabinet of Willy Brandt.

Besides being active in the SPD, Möller was director general of and Chief Executive Officer of the Karlsruher Lebensversicherung AG. Hence, his nickname was Genosse Generaldirektor (roughly: Comrade general director), which he also used as a title of his memoirs (1978).

Möller is an honorary citizen of Karlsruhe, where he died.