Rudolf Ross

Rudolf Adolf Wilhelm Ross (Also styled Roß, 22 March 1872 – 16 February 1951) was a German teacher, politician of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), member of the Hamburg Parliament and first Mayor of Hamburg.

Rudolf Ross
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Second Mayor of Hamburg
In office
5 April 1928 – 31 December 1929
Preceded byMax Schramm [de]
Succeeded byCarl Wilhelm Petersen
In office
1 January 1932 – 3 March 1933
Preceded byCarl Wilhelm Petersen
Succeeded byWilhelm Amsinck Burchard-Motz
First Mayor of Hamburg and
President of the Hamburg Senate
In office
1 January 1930 – 31 December 1931
Preceded byCarl Wilhelm Petersen
Succeeded byCarl Wilhelm Petersen
Personal details
Born22 March 1872
Hamburg
Died16 February 1951 (1951-02-17) (aged 78)
Hamburg
NationalityGerman
Political partySocial Democratic Party (SPD)

Early lifeEdit

Ross was born on 22 March 1872 in Hamburg and became a teacher in 1892. He served in the First World War from 1914 until 1918. In 1923 he married his wife Frieda, née Hinsch (1899–1975).[1]

Political careerEdit

In 1919, Ross was elected as a member of the Hamburg Parliament, and served until 1933. He was President of the diet from 1920 until 1928. In 1928 the parliament elected Ross into the Senate of Hamburg and became Second Mayor, 1930 – 1931 he was First Mayor of Hamburg. On 3 March 1933 he resigned from the Hamburg Parliament under protest to the Machtergreifung—the Nazi takeover of power in Weimar Germany on 30 January 1933.[1]

DeathEdit

On 16 February 1951, Ross died after a long and severe illness in Hamburg.[1]

WorksEdit

  • Vorschläge zur Reform der Lehrerbildung in Hamburg (in German). Hamburg: Senger. 1913. OCLC 257912602.
  • Hamburg während der Weimarer Republik : Reden und Aufsätze, anlässlich der Taufe des Dampfers "Bürgermeister Ross" (in German). Hamburg: Auerdruck. 1948. OCLC 73707056.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Reiner Lehberger (2001), Franklin Kopitzsch, Dirk Brietzke (ed.), Rudolf Ross (in German), Hamburgische Biografie-Personenlexikon, Band 2, Wallenstein Verlag, ISBN 978-3-7672-1366-1

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