Jürgen Warnke

Jürgen Walter Franz Karl Warnke (20 March 1932 – 27 April 2013) was a German lawyer and politician who served in various capacities at the Bundestag and German cabinets.

Jürgen Warnke
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Minister of Economic Cooperation
In office
1989–1991
Prime MinisterHelmut Kohl
Preceded byHans Klein
Minister of Transport
In office
1987–1989
Prime MinisterHelmut Kohl
Succeeded byFriedrich Zimmermann
Minister of Economic Cooperation
In office
1982–1987
Prime MinisterHelmut Kohl
Succeeded byHans Klein
Personal details
Born20 March 1932
Berlin, Germany
Died27 April 2013(2013-04-27) (aged 81)
Selb, Germany
Resting placeSelb
Political partyChristian Social Union (CSU)
Children6

Early life and educationEdit

Warnke was born in Berlin on 20 March 1932.[1][2] His family were from Mecklenburg, and in 1945 settled in Upper Franconia.[1] His father was a jurist and served as the chief executive of the association of ceramic industry.[1]

He studied law and economics[3] and held a PhD.[4]

CareerEdit

Warnke, a lawyer by profession, was a member of the Christian Social Union.[5] He was a member of the Bavarian Parliament from 1962 to 1970.[6] He entered the Bundestag in 1969[3] and represented the Hof district from 1983 to 1998. From 1982 to 1991, he served as a cabinet member in the governments led by the then prime minister Helmut Kohl.[6] Warnke was firstly appointed minister of economic cooperation in 1982 and was in office until 1987.[2] Then he became the minister of transport and was in office from 1987 to 1989.[2] Lastly he was reappointed minister of economic cooperation in a cabinet reshuffle in April 1989.[7] His term ended in 1991.[2] In 1998 he retired from politics.[6]

He was also the managing director of the Bavarian chemical industry association and then the chief executive of the association of ceramic industry.[6] In addition, he was on the council of the Evangelical Church of Germany.[8][9]

Personal life and deathEdit

Warnke was married and had six children.[8] He began to live in Dagebüll on the North Sea after retiring from politics.[4]

He died at the age of 81 in Selb on 27 April 2013.[1][3][6] A funeral service for him was held in St. Andrew's Church in Selb with the attendance of German politicians and family members.[9]

HonorsEdit

Warnke was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit.[9]

Foreign honorEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Jürgen Warnke". Munzinger (in German). Retrieved 10 September 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d "Jürgen Warnke gestorben". Das Parliament. Archived from the original on 13 July 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  3. ^ a b c "Jürgen Warnke". Der Spiegel (19). 6 May 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Dr. Jürgen Warnke im Alter von 81 Jahren verstorben". CSU. 29 April 2013. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  5. ^ Heinrich August Winkler (2007). Germany: 1933-1990. Oxford University Press. p. 367. ISBN 978-0-19-926598-5. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  6. ^ a b c d e "CSU: Ex-Minister Warnke ist tot". Der Spiegel. 29 April 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  7. ^ Carol J. Williams (13 April 1989). "Defense Minister Fired in Cabinet Shake-Up; Eight Posts Changed". AP. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Ex-Politiker und Selber Ehrenbürger Dr. Jürgen Warnke verstorben". Selb Live. 29 April 2013. Archived from the original on 2 July 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  9. ^ a b c Von Herbert Scharf (11 May 2013). "Letztes Geleit für Jürgen Warnke (Funeral of Jürgen Warnke)". Frankenpost (in German). Selb. Retrieved 10 September 2013.
  10. ^ "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat".

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