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The Federal Ministry of the Treasury (German: Bundesschatzministerium) was a ministry of the Federal Republic of Germany charged with overseeing the economic possessions of the Federal government.

It was founded in 1957 as the Federal Ministry of Federal Patrimony (German: Bundesministerium für wirtschaftlichen Besitz des Bundes) to replace the earlier Ministry for Economic Cooperation

In 1961, under the auspices of minister Hans Lenz, it was renamed Federal Ministry for the Treasury.

In 1969, the ministry was dissolved and its functions transferred to the ministries of Finance and Economics.

List of MinistersEdit

Political Party:   CDU   CSU   FDP

Name
(Born-Died)
Party Term of Office Chancellor
(Cabinet)
Federal Minister for the Federal Patrimony
Hermann Lindrath
(1896–1960)
CDU 29 October 1957 27 February 1960 Adenauer (III)
Hans Wilhelmi
(1899–1970)
CDU 4 May 1960 14 November 1961
Federal Treasury Minister
Hans Lenz
(1907–1968)
FDP 14 November 1961 19 November 1962 Adenauer (IV)
Werner Dollinger
(1918–2008)
CSU 13 December 1962 1 December 1966 Adenauer (V)
Erhard (I • II)
Kurt Schmücker
(1919–1996)
CDU 1 December 1966 21 October 1969 Kiesinger (I)