Carl Friedrich Petersen

Carl Friedrich Petersen (born 6 July 1809 in Hamburg, died 14 November 1892 in Hamburg) was a Hamburg lawyer and politician, who served several terms as First Mayor of Hamburg. He was a Hamburg senator from 1855 until his death.

Carl Petersen
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Carl Petersen in the ornate uniform of the Hamburg senate
First Mayor of Hamburg and
President of the Hamburg Senate
In office
1 January 1876 – 31 December 1877
Preceded byGustav Kirchenpauer
Succeeded byGustav Kirchenpauer
In office
1 January 1880 – 31 December 1880
Preceded byHermann Weber [de]
Succeeded byGustav Kirchenpauer
In office
1 January 1883 – 31 December 1883
Preceded byHermann Weber
Succeeded byGustav Kirchenpauer
In office
1 January 1886 – 31 December 1886
Preceded byHermann Weber
Succeeded byGustav Kirchenpauer
In office
1 January 1889 – 31 December 1889
Preceded byJohannes Versmann
Succeeded byJohann Georg Mönckeberg
In office
1 January 1892 – 14 November 1892
Preceded byJohannes Versmann
Succeeded byJohann Georg Mönckeberg
Second Mayor of Hamburg
In office
1 January 1879 – 31 December 1879
Preceded byHermann Weber [de]
Succeeded byGustav Kirchenpauer
In office
1 January 1882 – 31 December 1882
Preceded byHermann Weber
Succeeded byGustav Kirchenpauer
In office
1 January 1885 – 31 December 1885
Preceded byHermann Weber
Succeeded byGustav Kirchenpauer
In office
1 January 1889 – 31 December 1889
Preceded byMax Theodor Hayn [de]
Succeeded byJohann Georg Mönckeberg
In office
1 January 1891 – 31 December 1891
Preceded byJohannes Versmann
Succeeded byJohann Georg Mönckeberg
Personal details
Born6 July 1809
Hamburg
Died14 November 1892 (1892-11-15) (aged 83)
Hamburg
NationalityGermany German
Political partyNonpartisan
Spouse(s)Kathinka Hasche (1813–1863)
Children5
ParentsMarcus Hermann Petersen (1784–1860)
Alma materGeorgia Augusta, Ruperto Carola
OccupationLawyer

Education and early careerEdit

He studied law at the University of Göttingen and at Heidelberg University, and earned a doctorate in 1830. After a stay in Paris, he became a burgher of Hamburg in 1831 and practised as a lawyer.

Public lifeEdit

From the 1830s, he held numerous public offices, and he was elected as a senator in 1855. In 1861 he became First Lord of Police (i.e. Minister of Police and the Interior). He became First Mayor in 1876 and was reelected in the following year. He also served as Second and First Mayor during the terms 1879/80, 1882/83, 1885/86, 1888/89 and 1891/92.[1][2][3]

FamilyEdit

Two grandsons by his son Gustav Petersen, Carl Wilhelm Petersen and Rudolf Hieronymus Petersen, also officiated as first mayors of Hamburg, the former between 1924 and 1929 and again 1932 and 1933, the latter from 1945 to 1946.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Franz Menges (2001), "Petersen", Neue Deutsche Biographie (NDB) (in German), 20, Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 249–250; (full text online)
  2. ^ W. Bröcking. (1907), "Petersen, Carl", Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB) (in German), 53, Leipzig: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 26–31
  3. ^ Adolf Wohlwill: Die Hamburger Bürgermeister Kirchenpauer, Petersen, Versmann. Hamburg 1903