First Brandt cabinet

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The First Brandt cabinet was the government of Germany between 22 October 1969 and 15 December 1972, during the 6th legislature of the Bundestag. Led by the Social Democrat Willy Brandt, the cabinet was a coalition between the Social Democrats (SDP) and the Free Democratic Party (FDP). The Vice-Chancellor was the Free Democrat Walter Scheel (FDP).

Composition[edit]

The federal cabinet consisted of the following Ministers:

Office Incumbent Party Parl. State Secretary
& Minister of State
Party
Chancellor Willy Brandt
(1913–1992)
SPD Katharina Focke SPD
Vice-Chancellor Walter Scheel
(* 1919)
FDP
Foreign Affairs Walter Scheel FDP Ralf Dahrendorf
until 2 July 1970
Karl Moersch
until 2 July 1970
FDP
Interior Hans-Dietrich Genscher
(* 1927)
FDP Wolfram Dorn
until 31 August 1972
FDP
Justice Gerhard Jahn
(1927–1998)
SPD Alfons Bayerl SPD
Finance Alexander Möller
(1903–1985)
until 13 May 1971
Karl Schiller
(1911–1994)
until 7 July 1972
Helmut Schmidt
(* 1918)
SPD Gerhard Reischl
until 13 May 1971

Hans Hermsdorf
from 13 Mai 1971
SPD
Economics Karl Schiller
until 7 July 1972
Helmut Schmidt
SPD Klaus Dieter Arndt
until 14 September 1970

Philip Rosenthal
14 September 1970
until 17 November 1971


Rainer Offergeld
from 15 March 1972
SPD
Food, Agriculture and Forestry Josef Ertl
(1925–2000)
FDP Fritz Logemann FDP
Labour and Social Affairs Walter Arendt
(1925–2005)
SPD Helmut Rohde SPD
Defence Helmut Schmidt
from 7 July 1972
Georg Leber
(* 1920)
SPD Karl Wilhelm Berkhan SPD
Youth, Families and Health Käte Strobel
(1907–1996)
SPD Heinz Westphal SPD
Transport and
Post and Telecommunications
Georg Leber
until 7 July 1972
Lauritz Lauritzen
(1910–1980)
SPD Holger Börner
until 4 February 1972

Ernst Haar
from 7 February 1972
SPD
Planning and Housing Lauritz Lauritzen SPD Karl Ravens SPD
Internal German Affairs Egon Franke
(1913–1995)
SPD Karl Herold SPD
Education and Science Hans Leussink
(1912–2008)
until 15 March 1972
Klaus von Dohnanyi
(* 1928)
parteilos

SPD
Klaus von Dohnanyi
until 15 March 1972

Joachim Raffert
15 March 1972 until 31 August 1972
SPD
Economic Cooperation Erhard Eppler
(* 1926)
SPD Brigitte Freyh SPD
Special Duties
Head of the Chancellor's Office
Horst Ehmke
(* 1927)
SPD

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