Gustav Heinemann

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Birthday
23, 1899
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jul 7, 1976 (76)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
23, 1899
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jul 7, 1976 (76)

About

Member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany who held office as the President of West Germany from 1969 to 1974. His advocacy of the democratic rights of every-day citizens made him popular among the younger generation.

Before Fame

He earned a Ph.D. and doctorate after briefly serving as a soldier in World War I.

Trivia

He also held office as the Minister of the Interior and Minister of Justice.

Family Life

He and his wife Hilda Heinemann had four children.

Associated With

He politically collaborated with Chancellor Helmut Schmidt , while in office as president.