Kurt Schmücker

Kurt Schmücker (10 November 1919 – 6 January 1996) was a German politician, member of Christian Democratic Union (CDU).

Kurt Schmücker
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Schmücker in 1971
Federal Minister for the Treasury
In office
1 December 1966 – 21 October 1969
Preceded byWerner Dollinger
Federal Minister of Finance
In office
8 November 1966 – 2 December 1966
Preceded byRolf Dahlgrün
Succeeded byFranz Josef Strauss
Federal Minister of Economics
In office
17 October 1963 – 30 November 1966[1]
Preceded byLudwig Erhard
Succeeded byKarl Schiller
Member of the Bundestag
In office
7 September 1949 – 22 September 1972
Personal details
Born(1919-11-10)10 November 1919
Löningen, German Reich
Died6 January 1996(1996-01-06) (aged 76)
Löningen, Germany
Political partyChristian Democratic Union (CDU)
ProfessionPrinter

BiographyEdit

Schmücker was born on 10 November 1919 in Löningen, in the Free State of Oldenburg. In 1938, he ended a book printing course and started working in local newspapers. From 1940 to 1945, he served in the German infantry during World War II.

In 1937, Schmücker joined the Nazi Party. He joined the CDU in 1946. He represented Cloppenburg – Vechta in the German Federal Parliament from 1953 to 1972.

From 17 October 1963 to 30 November 1966, he served as minister for Economics and Technology. From 1966 to 1969 he served as minister for the Treasury.

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