Erwin Huber (born 26 July 1946) is a German politician. He was chairman of the Christian Social Union of Bavaria from 2007 to 2008.

Erwin Huber
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Huber in 2012
Leader of the Christian Social Union
In office
29 September 2007 – 25 October 2008
General SecretaryChristine Haderthauer
Preceded byEdmund Stoiber
Succeeded byHorst Seehofer
Minister of Finance of Bavaria
In office
16 October 2007 – 27 October 2008
Prime MinisterGünther Beckstein
Preceded byKurt Faltlhauser
Succeeded byGeorg Fahrenschon
In office
15 November 1995 – 6 October 1998
Prime MinisterEdmund Stoiber
Preceded byGeorg Freiherr von Waldenfels
Succeeded byKurt Faltlhauser
Minister of Economics, Energy and Technology of Bavaria
In office
29 November 2005 – 15 October 2007
Prime MinisterEdmund Stoiber
Preceded byOtto Wiesheu
Succeeded byEmilia Müller
Chief of the Bavarian State Chancellery
In office
6 October 1998 – 29 November 2005
Prime MinisterEdmund Stoiber
Preceded byKurt Faltlhauser
Succeeded byEberhard Sinner
General Secretary of the Christian Social Union
In office
12 September 1988 – 12 December 1994
LeaderFranz Josef Strauß
Theo Waigel
Preceded byGerold Tandler
Succeeded byBernd Protzner
Member of the Landtag of Bavaria
for Dingolfing
In office
27 October 1974 – 14 October 2018
Preceded byUnknown
Succeeded byPetra Loibl
Personal details
Born (1943-11-23) 23 November 1943 (age 78)
Hersbruck, Germany
Political partyCSU
Spouse(s)Marga Beckstein

Early lifeEdit

Erwin Huber was born in Reisbach in the district of Dingolfing-Landau, Bavaria. He attended elementary school in Reisbach and a secondary modern in Dingolfing. His first professional job was at the Bavarian administration of the finances in 1963. After several jobs in the financial sector, he entered the Bavarian State Ministry of Finance in 1970. During this period he studied Economics at the University of Munich.[1]

Political careerEdit

Huber was elected to the Landtag of Bavaria in 1978 and from 1988 to 1994 was Secretary-General of the Christian Social Union. He entered the Bavarian state government in 1994 and has served as Director of the Bavarian State Chancellery (1993–1994 and 1998–2005), Minister of State for Finance (1994–1998) and Minister of State for Federal Matters and Administrative Reform (2003–2005). In 2005, he was appointed as Bavarian Minister of State for Economics, Transport and Technology,[2] a post he held until 2007 when he was once again appointed Minister of State for Finances.

Erwin Huber (May 2007)

In September 2007, he was elected chairman of his party.[3] Huber, a loyalist of outgoing chairman Edmund Stoiber, received 58% of the vote, defeating the Federal Agriculture Minister Horst Seehofer, who received 39% of the vote,[4] and party rebel Gabriele Pauli, who gained roughly 3%.

Two days after the state elections of 2008, in which the CSU received only 43,4% of the vote (down from 60,7% in the state elections of 2003), Huber announced his resignation.[5] He was succeeded by Horst Seehofer.

Personal lifeEdit

Erwin Huber is a Roman Catholic and is married with two children.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Erwin Huber". Archived from the original on 2005-11-25. Retrieved 2007-09-29.
  2. ^ "Staatsminister Erwin Huber" (in German). Archived from the original on 2007-03-28. Retrieved 2007-09-29.
  3. ^ Conservative Bavarian Party Picks New Leader
  4. ^ Huber Elected as New Party Leader by Merkel's Allies
  5. ^ "Bavaria's CSU leader quits after election blow". Reuters. 2008-09-30. Retrieved 2011-07-12.

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