Daniel Bahr

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Daniel Bahr
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Daniel Bahr (2012)
Federal Minister of Health
In office
12 May 2011 – 17 December 2013
Preceded by Philipp Rösler
Succeeded by Hermann Gröhe
Personal details
Born (1976-11-04) November 4, 1976 (age 37)
Lahnstein, Germany
Nationality Germany German
Political party FDP
Spouse(s) Judy Witten
Children 1
Occupation Banker
Religion Roman Catholicism
Website Official website (German)

Daniel Bahr (born 4 November 1976) is a German politician and member of the FDP.

Bahr was born in Lahnstein. He is the FDP's expert on health politics and was chairman of the party's youth organization, the Young Liberals, from 1999 to 2004.

Bahr joined the Young Liberals (the German short form is "Julis" from Junge Liberale) at the age of 14 in 1990. Two years later he became a member of their mother party FDP. From 1994 to 1996 he was chairman of the Julis in the district of Münster and subsequently became a member of its federal executive board. In 1999, he was elected chairman of the Julis.

Since 1998, Bahr has been a member of the FDP's federal executive board. In 2003, he became chairman of the party's "Zukunftsforum" (Future Forum) on "Frauen, kinderfreundliches Deutschland, Generationengerechtigkeit" ("Women, Child-friendly Germany, a Generation Fairness"). He is currently the chairman of the FDP in the Münsterland district, and leads the party's opposition against the grand coalition's health sector reform. Since 2009 he was Parliamentary State Secretary by the Federal Minister of Health, since 12 May 2011 he is Federal Minister of Health, until the new government was constituted on December 17, 2013 which Bahr and his party are not part of.