Kurt Biedenkopf

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Date of Birth: 01/28/1930

Age: 86

Place of birth: Ludwigshafen am Rhein

Citizenship: Germany


Minister-President of Saxony, a federal state of Germany, from 1990 to 2002-th, as such, acting as President of the Bundesrat in 1990-2000.

He studied law, economics and political science. He worked as a researcher, teacher and professor at various German universities, including Bochum, Frankfurt and Tubingen.

Hans Kurt Biedenkopf was born on January 28th 1930 in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Biedenkopf was one of the first German post-war generation, who sought intellectual stimulus in American universities, studying politics in 1949 at Davidson College and a 1962 mu becoming Master of Law at the University of Georgetown (Washington). By this time he was awarded his doctorate Frankfurt University. From 1964 to 1970-th Biedenkopf was a Professor of Commercial Law, from 1967 to 1969 served as the first rector. Once the future German politician headed the government commission on industrial cooperation, he slipped in the company`s board of advice `Henkel` in 1971, where he remained until 1973.

Biedenkopf -Member of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), a political party in Germany. His professional political career began in 1973 when Biedenkopf became general secretary of the CDU at the invitation of Helmut Kohl. His task was to reorganize the state apparatus, but the Christian Democrats failed in their call to Schmidt in 1976, and the relationship between Kohl and Biedenkopf cooled.

From 1977 to 1983rd he served as deputy chairman of the CDU party. In certain periods, from 1976 to 1980 and from 1987 to 1990-th, Bidenkopfbyl member of the Bundestag, the federal parliament of Germany.

After German reunification in 1990, Biedenkopf was elected minister-president of the newly formed Saxony. Also, his party won the subsequent elections in 1994 and 1999, gaining an absolute majority. His responsibilities Biedenkopf served until April of 2002.

Kurt Biedenkopf enjoyed great popularity among the majority of population of Saxony, even though it is quite autocratic style of government. Often the policy called `King Kurtom` (` K & # 246; nig Kurt`).