List of ministers-president of Hesse

The Minister-President of Hesse (German: Ministerpräsident des Landes Hessen), also referred to as the Premier or Minister President (also translated into English as the Prime minister of Hessen[1]), is the head of government of the German state of Hesse. The position in its current form was created in 1946, when the provisional state of Greater Hesse was renamed. Greater Hesse had been formed in 1945 after the Second World War from the Prussian Provinces of Kurhessen and Nassau (formed from the Prussian Province of Hesse-Nassau in 1944) and the People's State of Hesse. The current Minister-President is Volker Bouffier, heading a coalition government between the Christian Democrats and the Greens. Bouffier succeeded Roland Koch following his departure from active politics.

Minister-President of Hesse
Ministerpräsident des Landes Hessen
Coat of arms of Hesse.svg
Coat of arms of Hesse
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Incumbent
Volker Bouffier

since 31 August 2010
ResidenceWiesbaden
AppointerLandtag of Hesse
Term lengthPending resignation or the election of a successor
Inaugural holderLudwig Bergsträsser (Greater Hesse)
Formation16 September 1945
Websitehttps://staatskanzlei.hessen.de/

The office of the Minister-President is known as the State Chancellery (German: Hessische Staatskanzlei), and is located in the capital of Wiesbaden, along with the rest of the cabinet departments.

The state of Hesse sees itself in the tradition notably of the Grand Duchy of Hesse and the People's State of Hesse (colloquially known as "Hesse-Darmstadt"), having adopted many of its symbols.

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Grand Duchy of Hesse (1819–1918)Edit

Ministers-President of the Grand Duchy of Hesse

People's State of Hesse (1919–1945)Edit

Political party:   SPD   NSDAP

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party
Took office Left office Days
Presidents of the People's State of Hesse
  Carl Ulrich
(1853–1933)
21 January 1919 14 February 1928 3311 Social Democratic Party
  Bernhard Adelung
(1876–1943)
14 February 1928 13 March 1933 1854 Social Democratic Party
  Ferdinand Werner
(1876–1961)
13 March 1933 20 September 1933 191 National Socialist German Workers' Party
  Philipp Wilhelm Jung
(1884–1965)
20 September 1933 1 March 1935 527 National Socialist German Workers' Party
  Jakob Sprenger
(1884–1945)
Reichsstatthalter c. 4320 National Socialist German Workers' Party
5 May 1933 March 1945
Präsident c. 3650
1 March 1935 March 1945

Greater Hesse (1945–1946)Edit

Political party:   SPD

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party
Took office Left office Days
Head of government of the German Government of Greater Hesse
1   Ludwig Bergsträsser
(1883–1960)
19 September 1945 16 October 1945 27 Social Democratic Party
2   Karl Geiler
(1878–1953)
16 October 1945 20 December 1946 430 Social Democratic Party

State of Hesse (1946–present)Edit

Political party:   SPD   CDU

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party
Took office Left office Days
1   Christian Stock
(1884–1967)
20 December 1946 14 December 1950 1455 Social Democratic Party
2   Georg-August Zinn
(1901–1976)
14 December 1950 3 October 1969 6868 Social Democratic Party
3   Albert Osswald
(1919–1996)
3 October 1969 16 October 1976 2570 Social Democratic Party
4   Holger Börner
(1931–2006)
16 October 1976 23 April 1987 3841 Social Democratic Party
5   Walter Wallmann
(1932–2013)
23 April 1987 5 April 1991 1443 Christian Democratic Union
6   Hans Eichel
(born 1941)
1 April 1991 7 April 1999 2928 Social Democratic Party
7   Roland Koch
(born 1958)
7 April 1999 31 August 2010 4164 Christian Democratic Union
8   Volker Bouffier
(born 1951)
31 August 2010 Incumbent 4067 Christian Democratic Union

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Volker Bouffier". english.hessen.de. Hessen Government. Retrieved 2 November 2015.

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