|Friedrich Sthamer, photograph by Rudolf Dührkoop in 1905|
|First Mayor of Hamburg|
January 1920 – February 1920
|Preceded by||Werner von Melle|
|Succeeded by||Arnold Diestel|
|German Ambassador to the United Kingdom|
|Preceded by||Karl Max von Lichnowsky|
|Succeeded by||Konstantin von Neurath|
|Born||24 November 1856
|Died||29 June 1931
Sthamer was born on 24 November 1856 in Groß Weeden, part of the municipality Rondeshagen. He studied law at the universities of Heidelberg, Leipzig, and Göttingen. In 1879, Sthamer became a lawyer in Hamburg, and in 1892, chairman of Hamburg's bar association. 1901–1904, Sthamer was member of the Hamburg Parliament, and elected to the Senate of Hamburg in 1904. During the First World War, Sthamer was president of the civil government of the occupied Antwerp.
In 1919, Sthamer was elected to the Senate of Hamburg and became First Mayor of Hamburg in 1920. After a short term in office, Sthamer resigned because he was appointed as German ambassador to the United Kingdom.
Sthamer died on 29 June 1931.
- This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia (version of March 2010).
- Diplomatic relations disrupted due to World War I
- Werner Weidenfeld (1972), Die Englandpolitik Gustav Stresemanns (in German), Von Hase und Koehler, p. 151, ISBN 978-3-7758-0828-6
- Heinz Günther Sasse (1963), 100 Jahre Botschaft in London: aus der Geschichte einer Deutschen Botschaft (in German), Bonn, pp. 47–48, OCLC 15248687
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