Hermann Höpker-Aschoff

Hermann Höpker-Aschoff (31 January 1883 – 15 January 1954)[1] was a German politician, finance minister, a member of Parlamentarischer Rat and a jurist. He was the first President of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany.

Hermann Höpker-Aschoff
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1st President of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany
In office
7 September 1951 – 15 January 1954
Preceded bynone
Succeeded byJosef Wintrich
Personal details
Born(1883-01-31)31 January 1883
Herford, Province of Westphalia, German Empire
Died15 January 1954(1954-01-15) (aged 70)
Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany
Nationality Germany
Political partyDDP (pre-WWII), FDP (post-WWII)
Alma materUniversity of Jena

Höpker-Aschoff studied law and economics in Jena, Munich and Bonn. He taught monetary theory and finance as professor at the University of Bonn.


  1. ^ (in German) Brockhaus Geschichte Second Edition