Georg Voigt (politician)

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Georg Voigt
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Mayor of Barmen
In office
1906–1912
Preceded by Johannes Gustav Brodzina
Succeeded by Paul Hartmann
Mayor of Frankfurt
In office
1912–1924
Preceded by Franz Adickes
Succeeded by Ludwig Landmann
Mayor of Marburg
In office
12 February 1925 – 13 April 1927
Preceded by Paul Troje
Succeeded by Johannes Müller
Personal details
Born (1866-09-16)16 September 1866
Klein-Schellmühl bei Danzig, Prussia
Died 13 April 1927(1927-04-13) (aged 60)
Marburg, German Reich
Nationality German
Political party NLP / DDP
Alma mater University of Wrocław,
Humboldt University of Berlin,
University of Königsberg

Georg Philipp Wilhelm Voigt (16 September 1866 in Klein-Schellmühl bei Danzig – 13 April 1927 in Marburg) was a German politician. Voigt was the mayor of Rixdorf, Barmen, Frankfurt und Marburg.

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Voigt, the son of a hotelier, studied law between 1886 and 1890 at the universities of Wrocław, Berlin and Königsberg. In 1899, Voigt became the mayor of Rixdorf (nowadays a part of Berlin-Neukölln) and was also the mayor of Barmen between 1906 and 1912, before becoming the mayor of Frankfurt.[1] From 1907, he was a member of the Prussian House of Lords for the National Liberal Party, which later became the German Democratic Party.

After losing the 1924 Frankfurt mayoral elections, Voigt was elected in November of that year to be the mayor of Marburg from February 1925, where he governed until his death in April 1927. He was buried in Berlin-Zehlendorf.

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